Citizens' Police Academy

Television shows like Cops and Law and Order make a decent attempt at depicting reality. But, if you really want to know the true reality of police work you should participate in the Idaho Falls Police Department's bi-annual Citizen's Police Academy.

This free class gives residents an inside look into the inter-working of law enforcement as they learn about traffic stops, accident investigations, DUI and traffic enforcement, crime scene investigations, K-9s, building searches, patrol tactics, the SWAT team and law enforcement partnerships.
Class participants will have the opportunity to meet police officers and hear first-hand about what it is like to work and serve with the IFPD.

Class Goals


The goals of the class are:
  • To work with the citizens in solving problems and sharing ideas to help make Idaho Falls a better place to live.
  • To educate the citizens about law enforcement.
  • To allow the citizens to meet the men and women who serve the community through the IFPD.
For additional information please contact the IFPD's Public Information Officer by phone at 208-612-8620, or by email.

Upcoming Session(s) of the Citizens' Police Academy


The dates of the next academy are to be determined.

To apply, please download the CPA Application and submit it to the Office of the Chief by email, by fax at 208-612-8609, or by dropping it off at the Idaho Falls Police Station at 605 North Capital Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).