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Green Bay Police Department
Friday July 13th, 2018 :: 07:10 a.m. CDT


Reminder: 2018 Green Bay Police Department Citizens Academy Application Deadline is August 1st, 2018 at 4pm.

The Green Bay Police Department is currently accepting applications for its fall 2018 Citizens Academy. The Green Bay Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to give participants a better understanding of the functions, operations and objectives of the Police Department. The goal is to build a positive relationship between the Green Bay Police Department and community members. This training is designed to be interactive and is a combination of lecture and hands on. This course is not intended to be a stepping stone for those hoping to pursue a police career; it is intended to produce informed citizens.
Residency in Green Bay is not required, but City of Green Bay residents are given preference.
The 2018 academy will consist of 13 three hour sessions that meet on Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00pm. The academy starts on August 15th, 2018 and will end on November 14th, 2018. Topics include; Dive Team/ Harbor Patrol, Animal Control, Community Policing, Patrol Operations/ OWI enforcement, Investigations/ CSI, Drugs, Gangs, Use of Force, Firearms, Taser, K-9, SWAT, Juvenile/ SRO and Crime Prevention. All instructors are sworn personnel and civilian employees who are very knowledgeable in the topic discussed. During class participants are encouraged to ask questions, enter into discussion and give feedback to the department. Academy participants are also encouraged to participate in the Green Bay Police Department ride along program.
To learn more about the academy and to down load an application, please go to We anticipate having 25 citizens attend the academy. The application deadline is August 1st, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Notifications of acceptance will be made on or about August 8th , 2018. The first class will be held on August 15th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Times and dates may change depending on the topic of instruction. The tentative dates are August 15, 22, 29 Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and November 7, 14.
If you have any questions please contact Lt. Andy Opperman at 920-448-3200 ext. 0912. Or at

Green Bay Police Department
307 South Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 920-448-3200

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