Metro Police Authority of Genesee County


METRO police authority of genesee county

Citizens Police Academy

Mission Statement

The Academy is a program designed to give citizens an overview of our department’s structure, services and personnel.  The curriculum will be similar to the traditional police academy. The weekly sessions are not designed to make participants police officers, but rather to assist them in understanding the “How and Why” of the officers and the agencies.  The training program consists of classroom time and “hands on” instruction.  Topics covered include the officer selection and training process, the roles and responsibilities of the uniformed officer, use of firearms and deadly force options, investigations and evidence processing, communications, specialized units, community involvement, “ride-a-longs”, and much more.

Citizen Police Academy Goals

The goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to educate and inform the citizens, to provide a forum for police-community interaction, and to foster a partnership through greater understanding.  The end result is to work together to solve problems and create a safer community for all.

The Citizens’ Police Academy is a weekly course with a one to three hour class being held each week. Each class topic will provide an overview of virtually every aspect of the work performed by police officers and civilian employees.

  • Traffic Stops
  • Police Communications
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Computer Crimes
  • Drug Interdiction
  • Domestic Violence
  • Fire Safety and Prevention
  • Firearms Training and Safety
  • Ride-Alongs
  • and Much More!

The course will be taught at the Metro Police Department. Several classes will require field locations. Instructors of the course will be much the same as those that may instruct an academy of recruit officers.

Class Schedule

The Metro Police Authority is currently seeking volunteers to participate in a new Citizens’ Police Academy.   

For additional information, please contact The Metro Police Department’s Community Policing Officer and Academy Coordinator at (810) 820-2190 or by E-mail:

Click below for the Citizens’ Police Academy Application Form

Application for Citizens Police Academy and Metro Police Authority Volunteer Program


Applications may be obtained at the Metro Police Department, or online.

Eligibility Will be Based On

  • Residents of Mundy Township and the City of Swartz Creek are first to be considered for the program
  • Good Health
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Possession of a valid Michigan Driver’s License
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Background investigation
  • Willing to commit to attending a weekly one to three hour class
  • Open minded and willingness to learn and enjoy at the same time