Understanding through Education

Police Department
The Bloomfield Police Department sponsors the Citizen's Police Academy, which is designed to give San Juan County residents, business owners and those working in the Bloomfield community, education and working knowledge of the operations of their Police Department. The Citizen’s Police Academy is an exciting opportunity to gather information while providing a behind the scenes look at various functions of the Bloomfield Police Department. The Academy is made up of lectures, interactive discussions and hands-on activities. The Bloomfield Police Department believes an informed citizen is one who is better able to understand decisions made by the Police Department. As a result, the program increases relations between the police and the community.

How are the classes conducted?

The academy starts on September 12th and is held every Thursday evening. Graduation will be held on Thursday, November 7th.

Citizens meet one night per week from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm for 9 weeks and will receive instruction by certified police officers and other expert instructors.

Who is Eligible?

Must live or work in San Juan County.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must agree to attend at least 7 of the 9 classes in order to graduate.
Must complete a 4-hour ride with a police officer.
Must pass a background investigation.
Must not have any felony convictions.
Must not have any misdemeanor or DWI arrests within the last 3 years prior to application date.
If accepted, must agree to come with an open mind, have fun and ask lots of questions.
Please fill out the 2019 Citizen's Police Academy Application and drop off at the Bloomfield Police Department between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
  • ⇛ Citizen's Police Academy Application (PDF 99 KB)
  • What is covered in the classes?

    Here is a sample of some topics that are covered FREE OF CHARGE:
    Criminal Investigations
    Active Shooter Response for the Citizen
    Crime Scene Investigation
    Use of Force Concepts
    Defensive Tactics