Citizen's Academy


Citizen's Academy

Mondays | April 10 - May 22, 2023

6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

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 a seven-week program that meets one night a week for three hours. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Use of Force
  • Patrol Functions
  • Investigative Functions
  • SWAT
  • Firearms and Range Shooting
  • Drug Trends
  • Ride-A-Long
  • Evidence Processing/Crime Analysis
  • K-9
  • 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. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 17, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.



For questions regarding the Academy contact Sergeant Andrew Zabee at

Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

Stay tuned for more information regarding our High School Academy.