2/5/2020 - 2020 Citizen Police Academy

The Lewiston Police Department is hosting its 25th annual Citizens Police Academy. The academy will start on March 17th and continue to May 19th. This academy is held every Tuesday from 6PM to 9PM at the Lewiston Police Training Center, 2419 16th Avenue, in Lewiston, Idaho. There is no cost to the student for this academy and all attendees need to be at least 18 years old.

The Citizens Police Academy provides a mechanism for informing the public about the criminal justice system, crime prevention and a means to strengthen the citizen-police partnership in hopes to make the community a safer place to live. The overall goal is to inform citizens so they have a better understanding of police work by explaining the operations, training, procedures, equipment, calls for service and investigations of the Lewiston Police Department.

The curriculum includes an overview of the police department, enhanced 911 system, station tour, patrol procedures, crime scene investigations, drug enforcement, support services, hiring and recruitment, School Resource Program, SWAT Team, firearms procedures, and several other department programs, procedures and basic training. There will be many hands-on presentations including firearms familiarization, investigations, operations planning and a 10-hour Ride-Along with a Lewiston Police officer. Due to the sensitive nature of the material and ride-along, a safety/ background check and fingerprints will be completed on all applicants prior to acceptance into the class.

The class schedule will be as follows:
- March 17th
- March 31st
- April 7th
- April 14th
- April 21st
- April 28th
- May 4th
- May 12th
- May 16th
- May 19th (Graduation)

May 16th times will be determined at a later date. All the other class times will be from 6PM to 9PM. It is our goal that you commit to attending all classes for the academy, though we understand that conflicts do arise.

You may pick up an application at the Lewiston Police Department located at 1224 F Street. You may also go to the Lewiston Police Department webpage to get a copy of the application. All applications need to be hand-delivered or mailed to the Lewiston Police Department at 1224 F Street, Lewiston ID 83501. The applications must be received by March 1, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Rick Fuentes at 208-746-0171 or send him an email: The attendees will be taken on a first come, first serve basis with 25 seats available.