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
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
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
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
The Citizen Police Academy provides detailed coverage of the
following aspects of the Kenner Police Department:
Introduction to and responsibilities of the
Headquarters and jail tour
Rescue equipment and weapons
Crime scene forensics: collection of evidence,
photography, fingerprinting, and autopsy
Functions of the Patrol Division
Crime prevention and the
Community Police Corps
Physical fitness, use of police force, and
Criminal and domestic violence laws and court
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
*And MUCH MORE!*
Classes are held at the Kenner Police Department
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!
Please check back for future Citizens'
Police Academy class dates.