Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Community Police Academy. 

This 10-week academy is sponsored by the Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty police departments, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, and the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety. The goal of the academy is to promote understanding of what law enforcement does, build better community relationships, and provide an overview for people who may be interested in police work as a career.

The Community Police Academy will meet Mondays, 6-9 p.m., at the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communication Center, 4529 Melrose Ave., Iowa City. The academy begins Jan, 23, 2023 and will conclude April 3.

The academy will include department tours and ride-alongs, defensive tactics, evidence collection, drug investigation, and many other areas of law enforcement and operations.

Class size is limited. Register early to reserve your spot. Applicants must be at least 16-years-old by the start of the session. A $10 fee is required to cover the costs of materials and supplies.

Applications are due to any of the agencies listed below at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. An application form and brochure are available at or in-person at:

  • Iowa City Police Department, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City 
  • Coralville Police Department 1503 5th St., Coralville 
  • Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 511 S. Capitol St., Iowa City  
  • North Liberty Police Department, 5 E. Cherry St., North Liberty 
  • University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, 200 S. Capitol St., Iowa City

You may also apply through the City of Coralville's online application, which can be found here.           

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Date of publication

Monday, November 07, 2022