The Greendale Police Department is proud to announce that it will be holding its first ever Citizen Police Academy

The inaugural class will begin on March 4, and conclude on May 6, 2020.

It will consist of eight sessions during that time span, meeting on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

The Greendale Police Department is committed to partnering with the community to achieve its mission of preserving peace, reducing fear, and making Greendale a safe place to live, work, shop, and play. The goals of the Citizen Police Academy are to give the public a closer view of how the Department operates, to enhance the relationship between the Department and the community it serves, and to provide the public with a greater understanding of the profession of law enforcement.

The Greendale Citizen Police Academy will cover the following topics:

-          Department overview and station tour

-          Use of Force

-          Defense and Arrest Tactics

-          Firearms

-          Traffic Enforcement and Emergency Vehicle Operation

-          Specialty Units (K-9, SWAT, Negotiator Team)

-          Detective Bureau and Crime Scene Processing

-          OWI and Drug Enforcement

Participants will also have the opportunity to complete a ride along while attending the academy.

The Citizen Police Academy is offered at no cost.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

-          Live or work in Greendale (preference is given to Greendale residents)

-          Submit a written application

-          No felony convictions (a background check will be conducted)

-          18 years of age

Participants will receive an academy shirt as well as other training related materials. Class sizes are limited.

If you are interested in attending the Greendale Police Citizen Police Academy, please email a completed application to greendalepd@greendalepolice.org. You can also mail or drop off a completed application to the Greendale Police Department (5911 W Grange Ave. Greendale, WI 53129).


Applications can be obtained at the police department lobby, on the Department Facebook page, or on the Village website, greendale.org.

Application deadline: 02/10/2020

If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Donald Kloss at (414) 423-2121.

Wednesday Class Dates:

  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 6