Published on: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 News

Community Police Academy Now Accepting Applications


The Community Police Academy will begin on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Applications are due Friday, February 17, 2023.

About the Academy

The Community Police Academy is a 12-week program consisting of one class a week on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The classes cover patrol, traffic enforcement, use of force, criminal investigations, firearms, community policing, etc. The presentations are slide show/lecture style and will be given by officers, detectives, and civilians of the Takoma Park Police Department. There will also be multiple opportunities for hands-on learning through equipment demonstrations, practical scenarios, field trips, and ride-alongs with patrol officers.

The Takoma Park Police Department believes that educating the community will result in gaining their understanding and support. Through the implementation of the Community Police Academy, the community will gain new insight into how law enforcement officers perform their duties. The success of any law enforcement agency depends largely upon the amount of cooperation and support it receives from the community it serves. To hear what others have said about the Academy and to learn more, please visit the Community Police Academy webpage.

The Community Police Academy is:

  • Free to the public
  • Limited to the first 25 students
  • Filled on a first-come/first-served basis.

The Takoma Park Police Department encourages all applicants to be able to commit to the full 12 weeks to get the most out of the program. If you are interested in learning about the Takoma Park Police Department and local government, are 16 years of age or older, and live or work in Takoma Park, you may apply. The applicants may not have any serious misdemeanor or felony offenses.


The deadline to submit a completed application is Friday, February 17, 2023.


If you have any questions about the Community Police Academy, contact:

Catherine (Cathy) Plevy
Public Information Officer
Cell: 301-891-7142
Email Cathy Plevy