Citizen Police Academy


Each spring, the department holds a Citizen Police Academy, designed to familiarize participants with department operations. 

Many academy graduates go on to become members of the Marshalltown Police Citizen Volunteers. During the ten-week program, the participants learn about several programs and divisions such as the K-9 Unit, precision driving, weapons, crime scene processing and evidence, traffic stops, building searches and much more. Class instruction consists of lecture, hands-on, or question and answer sessions about department operations.

2017 Citizen Academy First Night


Complete an application (PDF) for the spring 2018 session starting March 13 to May 15, 2018.  Deadline to apply is March 9, 2018. 

More Information

Click here for an informational brochure on the program, along with the class schedule.  Contact Captain Michael Hanken at 641-754-5753 for more information.