Citizen Police Academy

Television shows like Cops and Law and Order make a decent attempt at depicting reality. But, if you really want to know the true reality of police work you should participate in the Idaho Falls Police Department's bi-annual Citizen's Police Academy.

This free class gives residents an inside look into the inter-working of law enforcement as they learn about traffic stops, accident investigations, DUI and traffic enforcement, crime scene investigations, K-9s, building searches, patrol tactics, the SWAT team and law enforcement partnerships.
Class participants will have the opportunity to meet police officers and hear first-hand about what it is like to work and serve with the IFPD.

Class Goals

The goals of the class are:
  • To work with the citizens in solving problems and sharing ideas to help make Idaho Falls a better place to live.
  • To educate the citizens about law enforcement.
  • To allow the citizens to meet the men and women who serve the community through the IFPD.
For additional information please contact Holly Cook, Public Relations & Public Information Officer at 208-612-8655, or email.

Current Session of Citizens Police Academy

To apply, please download the CPA Application and submit it to Holly Cook via email, by fax at 208-612-8609, or by dropping it off at the Idaho Falls Police Station at 605 North Capital between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Upcoming session(s)

  • Every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (there are also 2 Saturday classes)
  • For information, contact Hal Rapp: (208) 524-9970.
  • Location: Police Training Annex