• Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Citizen Academy

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The Yankton Citizens Police Academy is for citizenpolice_citizen_academys of all backgrounds and occupations. This program is offered as a public service and free of charge. The CPA is a part of our ongoing efforts to develop citizen awareness and public understanding of law enforcement.

Classes meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for 8 weeks followed by a graduation ceremony.

To graduate, applicants must attend at least 8 of the 12 classes. Therefore, prior to applying, please determine whether or not you can attend the minimum number of classes for graduation. Graduates will not be police officers, but will be better-informed citizens in a position to share their experiences with friends and co-workers.


All sessions are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Yankton Public Safety Center training room

Week 1: February 27, 2018

Introductions and Welcome, Duties and Responsibilities, YPD Community Service Program, Community Policing, SRO, and YPD Budget

Week 2: March 6, 2018

Dispatch Center, YPD tour, and Patrol Procedures

Week 3: March 13, 2018

Criminal Investigations and K9

Week 4: March 20, 2018

Sheriff's Office and Jail Tour

Week 5: March 27, 2018

Traffic Stops, Crash Investigation, and Forensic Reconstruction

Week 6: April 3, 2018

Narcotics and Training Curriculum

Week 7: April 10, 2018

CNT and Search and Seizure

Week 8: April 17, 2018 (0900-1600 Hours)

Critical Incident (CISM), Officer Stress and mental health, Special Response Team/Mobile Command, Use of Force, Taser, Large Scale Scenario with the students

Click here to apply for the Citizen Police Academy

For Additional Information Contact:

Lt. Michael Burgeson 
 410 Walnut Street
 Yankton, SD 57078
 Phone: (605) 668-5210 - Non-Emergency

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