Citizens Academy

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

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.