Citizens' Police Academy

The Citizens' Police Academy is an educational program designed to offer residents and business owners an opportunity to learn about the Gardner Police Department's practices and services.  The program is not intended to train participants to perform law enforcement duties, but to create a nucleus of citizens who are well informed about the department's operations.  The training is structured to provide classroom instruction, tours and demonstrations of the various units of the Gardner Police Department.

2020 Citizen's Academy Info


The Academy will consist of a variety of topics, to include: 

  • Criminal/motor vehicle laws
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Demonstrations of a drunk driving arrest and booking
  • Drug Investigations 
  • Domestic violence
  • 911 Center
  • Officer safety/survival
  • New Station Tour

Citizen's Academy Application
*Please submit Completed Application 2 weeks before scheduled class start date to the Gardner Police Department or emailed as a PDF file to Lt. Nicholas Maroni.