The academy is a fast paced, nine-week course offered Thursday nights beginning September 11 at 6:30 p.m. The classes are held at the Olathe Police Department, 501 E. 56 Highway. Participants can look forward to classroom time, hands on displays, and a ride along with an Olathe police officer.
The academy is designed to provide citizens with firsthand knowledge of the day-to-day operation of their police department. The academy allows for the opportunity to interact with many members of the department that are in various assignments to include: Patrol, Investigations, Tactical Support Unit, Canine Unit, Traffic Unit and many other areas.