Citizen’s Police Academy Hosted by Colorado State University Police Department, Student Affairs

The Colorado State University Police Department is eager to kick off its first Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Thursday, Sept. 14.

The CSUPD and Student Affairs invites students, faculty and staff to apply for the Citizen’s Police Academy where they will be introduced to law enforcement practices including firearms training, defensive tactics, community policing, drug investigation and ride-alongs.

The academy will be held every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. from Sept. 14 through Dec. 7, excluding Thanksgiving Day. Classes will take place in the CSUPD Training Room at Green Hall and other locations as appropriate.

Those interested must be a sophomore, junior or senior at Colorado State and hold at least a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. Faculty and staff also are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a desire to learn about law enforcement and have the commitment to attend all 12 classes. A background investigation will be conducted on all prospective candidates. To apply, visit to complete an online application.

Fifteen students and five faculty and staff members will be accepted into the academy. In the event that all five faculty and staff positions are not filled, students can fill the vacancies. Applications will be accepted from Thursday, Aug. 17 until Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Contact the CSUPD at 970-491-1159 with any questions.