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Posted on: February 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Citizens’ Police Academy Accepting Applications

The Steamboat Springs Police is readying for the second class of its Citizens’ Police Academy designed to enhance the community’s knowledge about local law enforcement, their duties and responsibilities as well as its public safety programs and services. 

“As we’ve seen, a stronger city is built upon a positive partnership between its citizens and local law enforcement,” said Chief Cory Christensen. “The inaugural academy strengthen this relationship while providing our citizens a better understanding of the officers who serve Steamboat Springs. I see that continuing during our second year of the program.”   

The 2018 class for approximately a dozen community members will run 6-9pm every Wednesday evening from April 25 through June 27, 2018. All classes are instructed by police personnel and there is no cost to the student. 

Internally designed, the academy is set up to allow participation from a wide group of individuals and includes a modest physical element. The 10-week interactive curriculum will cover numerous topics associated with the department and general law enforcement touching upon the following areas:

Decision Making/Use of Force

Self Defense Tactics

Drunk Driving Enforcement

Drug Enforcement

Domestic Violence

Police Ethics

Internal Affairs


MIPs/Juvenile Drinking

Arrest Control


Radar Enforcement

Police Equipment

Animal & Code Enforcement

Criminal Justice Records

While the requirements to attend the academy are minimal, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school reading and writing level and be able to sit for up to three hours in a classroom environment. Students will have opportunities to participate in more active police-related sessions, but participation in any hands-on training is voluntary. The Citizens’ Police Academy is NOT an offer of employment, but a volunteer program to educate members of the community.

Applications and personal history statement may be found at Applications must be returned by March 16, 2018 and individuals selected for the academy will be notified no later than April 16, 2018. A background check is required for all participants. 

For additional information specific to the Citizens’ Police Academy application process, contact Brooke Northrop at 970.879.4344 or

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Cory Christensen, Police Chief,  970.879.4344, 
Jerry Stabile, Police Commander, 970.879.4344,
Annette Dopplick, Police Commander, 970.879.4344,

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