Citizen's Academy


Returning February and March of 2019!

The Elk River Police Department Citizen’s Academy is a program designed to help strengthen the partnership between public safety professionals and the community by sharing information and promoting a better understanding of public safety services. It is an eight-week program that meets one night a week for three hours. 

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Defensive Tactics
  • Patrol Functions
  • Investigative Functions
  • SWAT
  • Firearms and Range Shooting
  • Drug Trends
  • Ride-A-Long
  • Evidence Processing/Crime Analysis
  • Crime Prevention/CSO/Reserves
  • Much more!

To participate in the Academy, preference will be given to those who work or live in Elk River. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and pass a criminal background check. Keep an eye on our website for a link to the application for the 2019 class.

For questions regarding the Academy contact Linda Canton at

Applications will be processed in the order they are received.