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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 12 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 7, 2017

Introductions and Welcome, Duties and Responsibilities

Week 2: February 14, 2017

YPD Community Service Program, Community Policing, SRO, and YPD Budget

Week 3: February 21, 2017

Dispatch Center, YPD tour, and Patrol Procedures

Week 4: February 28, 2017

Sheriff’s Office and Jail Tour

Week 5: March 7, 2017

Traffic Stops, Crash Investigation, and Forensic Reconstruction

Week 6: March 14, 2017

Narcotics and Training Curriculum

Week 7: March 21, 2017

Criminal Investigations and K9

Week 8: March 28, 2017

Use of Force, PPCT, and Taser

Week 9: April 4 , 2017

Special Response Team, Firearms, and Mobile Command

Week 10: April 11, 2017

CNT and Search and Seizure

Week 11: April 18, 2017

Police Response Simulation, Critical Incident (CISM), Officer Stress and mental health

Week 12: April 25, 2017

Practical, Evaluation, and Culmination

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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