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Citizen's Police Academy

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The Citizen’s Police Academy  offers an exciting behind the scenes look at the Naples Police Department and an opportunity to meet the men and women who serve you.  Citizen Involvement is vital to managing our police department and in our fight for safer streets. 

The Citizen’s Police Academy provides a greater insight to police practices and services through demonstrations and hands-on exercises.   We welcome you to join us.  The  Citizen’s Police Academy is FREE of charge and will be offered annually in January. Class size is limited.  

 Learn about...  
  •  crime scene investigations
  •  DUI units
  •  homicide investigations
  •  communications / dispatching
  •  criminal law
 Participate in...  
  •  our ride-along program
  •  a mock crime
  •  a defensive driving course
  •  and much, much more!

Questions?  Contact Master Officer Buddy Bonollo at 

Testimonials from class participants:

"I haven't had the chance to thank you for telling me about the very first Naples Citizen's Police Academy.  It has been one of the most worthwhile endeavors I've done."

"I continue to support all of your efforts and am grateful for this opportunity to see the other side."

"We have come away with a new understanding of the very difficult job all of you do every day and the amazing professionalism of your entire staff."

"An excellent course that has captivated myself along with my classmates on the day to day activities of the Naples Police Department.  One has no idea of the complexity of their jobs and the outstanding work that they perform for the city."

"We are very fortunate to be included in this joint venture.  Your hard work in organizing this is greatly appreciated and very impressive.  The City of Naples is the great City it is because of you.  I feel safe and protected."

Class participants performing hands-on activities:















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