MPD Citizens Police Academy Open Enrollment

Enrollment is open for the Mobile Police Department Citizens Police Academy. The start date for the 10-week program is September 29, 2020. The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give Mobile citizens a greater understanding of police procedures and to learn about the major departments and their specific functions.

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. There are three Saturday excursions.

The Citizens Police Academy is free. Applications are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to apply is September 21, 2020.

Participants must be a resident of Mobile or its police jurisdiction and be at least 21 years of age with no significant arrest history. They must present a valid Alabama driver’s license and be willing to undergo a background check.

Download an application at or obtain one at the Mobile Police Academy located at 1251 Virginia Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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