Citizens Police Academy



The Olathe Citizens Police Academy will begin accepting applications for the fall 2016 session on July 1st, 2016.  The application will be posted here to complete and email back to us.

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

For more information contact Sgt. BP Hill at 913-971-6728

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