Citizens Academy

2019 Citizens Academy  |  Thursdays, Oct. 10 - Dec. 12

**Please note that the 2019 Citizens Academy is full. Thank you for your applications.
If you did not get into this year's academy, please apply again in 2020. 

About Citizens Academy

Nine-week course that allows community members to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at police work and learn how they can help prevent crime. Apply early as the academy fills quickly. Please note that a submitted application does not guarantee a spot.

Adults ages 18+ who live or work in Burnsville

Thursdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12 • 6 – 9 p.m.
Last Oct.class held on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
No class on Thursday, Nov. 28

Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway

FREE (must pass a background check)


Class Topics

  • History of and tour the police department
  • Review common police calls/ laws of arrest/ handcuffing procedures
  • Functions of patrol, investigations, SWAT, physical evidence team, domestic abuse response team, negotiators, bike patrol traffic and K-9 units
  • Traffic stops/DWI demonstration
  • Officer survival, use of force
  • Student involved scenarios, a Taser demonstration and shooting in an indoor range

Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend each session.

Additional Information:

For more information or questions about Citizens Academy email Sergeant Dan Anderson or call 952-895-4596.