Citizens Police Academy


The Olathe Citizens Police Academy will begin in September 2015.

Applications are not accepted at this time.  

This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer.

Applicants must:
Be at least 18 years old
Have never been convicted of a felony crime
Be a resident in Olathe or Own/Manage a business in Olathe
Make a commitment to attend the Academy
Submit to a background check for criminal history


The nine-week fast-paced academy includes:

  • Classroom time

  • Hands on displays

  • Ride along with a police officer

Citizens will interact with department personnel in numerous police assignments including:

  • Patrol

  • Investigations

  • Tactical Support Unit

  • Canine Unit

  • Traffic Unit

Olathe Police Department Public Safety Center
501 E. 56 Highway

The Citizens Police Academy is sponsored by:
Olathe Police Department
Citizens Police Advisory Council (CPAC)