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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Citizen police academy

The Miami Beach Police Department is proud to offer a very popular and free program, the Citizen Police Academy.  If you are interested in learning more about law enforcement this may be the perfect opportunity!

The course is a 12 week program that covers a variety of topics, including:

1. Community and Police Relations
2. Public Safety Communications Unit
3. Background Process
4. Specialized Units - K-9 Unit and Marine Patrol
5. Neighborhood Resource Office
6. Officer Memorial
7. Identity Theft and other crimes
8. Crime Scene Investigations
9. Cultural and Diversity Training
10. De-escalation Training
11. Use of Weapons/Firearms and Simulator Training
12. Officer Survival – High-Risk Encounters

Classes are held on Wednesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Miami Beach Police Department, 1100 Washington Avenue. A light dinner is served at 5:45 p.m.  The materials used in the course, training facilities and food are complimentary. The Academy includes hands-on training presented in a low-stress atmosphere. Although graduates are not trained for police duty, they come away with an insider’s view of what it is like to be a police officer in Miami Beach.

Participants are introduced to various aspects of police work, aimed at creating awareness, understanding, and building strong police-community relations.

If you are interested and wish to apply, please complete the online academy application.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have no felony convictions or significant criminal history, and complete a background check.

We reserve the right to refuse any candidate.

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