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Kenner Citizen

Police Academy

Experience what being a police officer is all about!

What is it?  

Taught by trained professionals certified in their fields, the Kenner Citizen Police Academy is 13 weeks of FREE instruction that informs citizens how law enforcement operates.  Students are introduced to department staff members and their responsibilities.  Students also receive certification in a graduation ceremony and may join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.  Graduation from the Citizen Police Academy is also one of the requirements of entry into the Community Police Corps program.

When is it?

The Kenner Police Department holds two sessions of the Academy per year.  One begins in February and the other in August.  Classes meet at 6:30 p.m. once a week for 13 weeks.

Who May Attend?

Citizens at least 21 years old, without criminal history and who live or work in Kenner are encouraged to attend.  We wish to have our students represent the community that the department serves.

Why Attend?

We hope that the graduates of the Academy will use their education to lead the community in improving safety standards, to make better decisions, to promote confidence and encourage membership in the Kenner Police Department, and to support the Kenner Police Department in helping to reduce crime.

What Topics Are Covered?

The Citizen Police Academy provides detailed coverage of the following aspects of the Kenner Police Department:

  • Introduction to and responsibilities of the Command Staff

  • Headquarters and jail tour

  • Rescue equipment and weapons

  • Crime scene forensics: collection of evidence, photography, fingerprinting, and autopsy

  • Criminal investigations

  • Computer forensics

  • Drug enforcement

  • Functions of the Patrol Division

  • Crime prevention and the Community Police Corps

  • K-9 demonstrations

  • Driver training

  • Physical fitness, use of police force, and self-defense

  • Gang awareness

  • S.W.A.T.

  • Criminal and domestic violence laws and court procedures

  • Traffic enforcement: DWI and alcohol laws, field sobriety tests, intoxilyzer, and radar demonstrations

  • Ride along with a police officer for your own tour of duty


Academy Guidelines

Classes are held at the Kenner Police Department Headquarters unless otherwise specified.  Students should dress comfortably and participate in class discussions.  The police department will provide breaks and supplies for taking notes.  Most importantly, students should be prepared to learn and enjoy themselves!

Our next Citizens' Police Academy class is being held starting August 2019.  Please sign up below.

Citizens' Academy Application



Chief of Police


Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

Kenner Police:
(504) 712-2222

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