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Citizens Police Academy

Have you ever wondered:

  • What a police officer does all day?
  • What happens to suspects when they are arrested?
  • If a real Crime Scene Investigator works like the ones on television?
  • What happens when a citizen dials 9-1-1?
  • What are the issues facing police today?
  • How can you better protect yourself?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – or if you would just like to know your Police Department functions…

What is the Cicero Citizens Police Academy (CCPA)?
The CCPA is a 10 week, one evening a week course designed to acquaint Cicero citizens with the many facets of our Police Department.  Applicants for CCPA must be at least 18 years of age, be a Cicero resident or live in the North Syracuse School district (Town of Cicero Residents will have preference), pass a background check, and possess a valid driver’s license.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held at the Cicero Police Department located at 6200 State Route 31 Cicero NY 13039 

Next Class September 7, 2021 - November 9, 2021
Classes: Tuesdays 6pm-9pm

Who teaches the classes?
Subject matter experts from the Cicero PD, District Attorney’s Office, other Law Enforcement Organizations, Onondaga County Emergency Communications Center, and several others present thought-provoking, and eye-opening presentations of their particular area(s) of expertise.

 What topics are covered?
Among topics typically covered are:

CPD Department Functions
Use of Force (with scenarios)
Legal Updates
Forensics Unit
K9 Demonstration
Tour of 9-1-1 Center
Crime Prevention and Block Security
Drugs, Special Investigations and Search Warrants
Crimes Against Persons
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Officer
NRA Refuse to be a Victim Program

Civilian Active Shooter Response

How can I apply?

To apply click here

For a full list of student rules and expectations click here

For further information on CCPA, including scheduled sessions contact the Cicero Police Department at 315-699-3677 ext. 257 or email at

At the completion of the course, participants are awarded a ‘Certificate of Completion’, presented by the Chief of Police at a graduation ceremony.

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