Citizen Police Academy


Each spring, the department holds a Citizen Police Academy, designed to familiarize participants with department operations. 

Many academy graduates go on to become members of the Marshalltown Police Citizen Volunteers. During the ten-week program, the participants learn about several programs and divisions such as the K-9 Unit, precision driving, weapons, crime scene processing and evidence, traffic stops, building searches and much more. Class instruction consists of lecture, hands-on, or question and answer sessions about department operations.

2017 Citizen Academy First Night


Click here to complete an application for the spring 2022 session held every Tuesday, 6-9 pm, starting March 22 to May 24, 2022. Deadline to apply is February 22, 2022. 

More Information

Click here for an informational brochure on the program, along with the class schedule.  Contact Captain Christopher Jones at or 641-754-5758 for more information.