Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy

For applications or more information contact Lieutenant Andrew Russell at


  • Be at least 18 years of age, retirees welcome.
  • Live or work within the City Limits of El Dorado.
  • Have no felony or violent misdemeanor arrests. No arrests in the last 5 years.
  • Commit to participating in at least70% of the classes.
  • Application and approval required. Applications are due no later than Wednesday April 5th, 2023 at 4pm.
  • Class size is limited to 20 so please apply early.


  • The course has 10 class days over a 9 week period beginning April 11th. 9 classes are each Tuesday night from 6pm until no later than 9pm. There will be one Saturday Class, May 13th.
  • The course is FREE to accepted participants.
  • The course includes classroom instruction on basic laws, policies and procedures. Practical exercises include live and video assisted scenarios with an introduction to our divisions and their function.
  • There are no physically demanding tasks and no on will be asked anything they do not wish to.
  • A detailed class schedule and locations of classes will be available upon acceptance into the course.