Citizens Police Academy

Curious what it takes to be a police officer? The Twin Falls Police Department will answer that question and many others when you attend the Citizen's Police Academy (CPA).

The goal of the program is not to train citizens to be police officers, but to increase the understanding between our community and their police department. Participants gain an understanding of how the department accomplishes its mission on a daily basis.


The program is open to participants ages 18 and up and is designed to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the role of the Twin Falls Police Department within our community. The classes are limited to 20 people and an investigation of an applicant’s criminal history will be conducted prior to acceptance in the CPA.

The next Citizens Police Academy is scheduled for:

September 8, 1800 – 2100 Hrs. – TFPD Introduction & TFPD History (TFPD Classroom) Kingsbury, Captain Hicks, Captain Wright

September 15, 1800 – 2100 Hrs. –  SWAT & HDU Demonstrations (County Range) Sgt. Hendrickson, Sgt. Howe

September 22, 1800 – 2100 Hrs. – EVOC & Traffic Stops (TF Airport) Sgt. Barzee, Officer Clark, Sgt. Coronado

September 29, 1800 – 2100 Hrs. – Firearms Simulator, K-9 Demonstration & SIU Presentation (CSI) Captain Wright, Detective Garner, Sgt. Loosli, Sgt. Hendrickson

October 6, 1900 – 2030 Hrs. – Graduation (TFPD Classroom or City Hall Overflow) Command Staff

Citizen Police Academy Logo

If you’re interested in the Citizens Police Academy, applications can be picked up in the lobby of the police department or downloaded from the application link. You may also download the CPA Application here (PDF). If you have questions please call Lt. Terry Theuson at (208) 735-7206.


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