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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 will be held at the South Bay Fire Department Located at 8817 Cicero Center Rd Cicero NY 13039 and 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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