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.

Program Details (2021!)

Starting Thursday, August 19th, thru November 4th, from 6pm-9pm, we will be holding our Citizens Academy for 2021. To Apply, click on Applications and waivers . Once completed, please drop off at our front desk, email to Melanie Skalmoski, melanie.skalmoski@greenbaywi.gov, or fax to 920-448-3256. 

Topics include: 

  • Animal Control
  • Community Policing
  • Crime Prevention
  • Dive Team/ Harbor Patrol
  • Drugs
  • Firearms
  • Gangs
  • Investigations/CSI
  • Juvenile/SRO
  • K-9
  • Patrol Operations/ OWI enforcement
  • SWAT
  • Taser
  • Use of Force

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.

Additional Program Information

  • Residency in Green Bay is not required, but city residents are given preference.