Citizen Police Academy


The Gloucester Township Police Citizen’s Police Academy for the year 2024 has been announced! Applications will be available starting November 1, 2023, classes will begin on January 18, 2024. Check back here on our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Nixle for updates and links to the online application!


Would you like to learn more about the Gloucester Township Police Department?

The Gloucester Township Police Department in a continuing effort to foster an even better police community partnership would like to invite any Gloucester Township resident 16 years of age or older to attend the Citizens Police Academy.

The Gloucester Township Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a free 14 week course that begins January each year, application announcement will be made in two months prior. The classes will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to approximately 8:30 PM. The course will include an overview of the police department and the administration, police communications, special operations, criminal investigations, traffic safety, K9, Special Response Team, Crime Scene Unit and much more. Also, all attendees of the Citizen Police Academy will be trained in the use of CPR for the home.

The objective of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train an individual to be a Police Officer but to produce informed citizens. The Citizens and Police Officers meet each other face to face in a neutral, friendly setting and each becomes a person to the other. In the past, citizens have simply seen a uniform, now they have an understanding about the person behind the badge. Through your participation in the Citizens Police Academy program you are promoting community involvement, which in itself is the most powerful force any law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime.

This is also the first step as a community partner and those who may be interested in becoming a Gloucester Township Police Volunteer.

If you feel you would like to be part of this cooperative effort between the police and the community, and would like to receive a Citizens Police Academy application or have any questions, please call the Gloucester Township Police Department Community Relations Bureau  at (856)374-5712 or email

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