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Citizen Police Academy

Saco Police Department - Annual Citizen Police Academy

The Saco Police Department is pleased to announce it will be holding its ninth annual Citizen Police Academy beginning February 20, 2019.   The Citizen Police Academy will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for nine weeks, tentatively concluding on April 24, 2019 (providing there are no weather related class postponements).  Officers, detectives, and support staff will present trainings and hands on activities each week that will allow participants to see the day-to-day workings of the department. 

At this academy you will learn the answers to the following questions: What does a school resource and elder services officer do? How is a crime scene processed? How do I protect myself from identity theft? This program also educates participants about conceal carry laws, mock trials, and the opiate outreach initiative. Graduates of this program will get to go on a ride along!

Everyone is welcome to apply, but preference will be given to Saco residents. Class size is limited to 25 students.  Applications can be downloaded HERE or are available at the Saco Police Department 20 Storer St. Saco. 

Anyone with questions regarding the Citizen Police Academy should contact Court Officer TammyJo Girard at (207)282-8214 or via email to

Applications will be accepted until January 29, 2019.