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Branson Citizens Police Academy

The objective of this program is to develop a community understanding of the Mission, Values and Operations of the Police Department. To achieve this goal, the Citizens Police Academy was created to exclusively allow the citizens and business leaders of Branson an opportunity to experience the day-to-day operations of their community’s Police Department.

The academy offers hands-on experiences and insights into the nature of police services in Branson and is designed around a 12-week curriculum meeting once a week in a night class setting.

The program includes classroom training, open discussions, multi-media presentations, demonstrations, and practical hands-on exercises.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the goals, values and operational objectives of the Police Department that serves the community in which they live and work. At the completion of the program, students will be awarded certificates in a graduation ceremony and dinner.

It is the hope of the Branson Police Department that students graduating from the Citizens Police Academy will develop a clear understanding of police services, assist the department in community relations and advocate in support of police-sponsored activities and programs in Branson.

Course Topics

  • Administration
  • Organization
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • DWI Enforcement
  • Communications/Dispatch
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Judicial Process
  • Special Investigations & Narcotics Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Tactical Operations/K-9
  • Basic First Aid/CPR

Fall 2023 Academy

The twelve-week program is conducted on consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm. The Fall 2023 Citizens Police Academy begins September 7th and graduates on November 16th.


Submit your application on the City of Branson website.