The Citizen Police Academy is a six-week classroom series that gives ordinary citizens an inside look at Gallatin Police operations while discussing the principles of community policing. The purpose of the class is to promote a greater awareness and better understanding of local law enforcement's continuously changing role in the community.
Presented in a friendly, casual environment, the class covers a wide variety of subject areas including crime scene processing, traffic enforcement, S.W.A.T., crisis negotiations, drug enforcement, and our K-9 unit. Students receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course.
Minimum 18 years of age
Live, work or, own property in Gallatin
No felony convictions
No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
If you would like to apply for an upcoming class, please contact 615-452-1313 for more information. The academy consists of six weeks of instruction at the Gallatin Police Department once a week for two hours. Class size is limited to 20 people.
*Citizen Police Academy is not intended to make the participant a police officer nor does the acceptance of an application guarantee a placement in the class.