Citizens Academy

About the Academy

Your Chief of Police invites you to register for the Citizens Academy, a free 10-week session sponsored by the Beaverton Police Department designed to give area residents first-hand information about how their police department works in an academy setting. The goal of the program is to partner citizens and police to fight crime together.

One academy session is held in the Spring and another in the Fall. Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

How to Apply

To take part in the academy, please complete a Citizen Academy Application - PDF. Completed forms may be mailed or faxed to the:
Beaverton Police Department
Community Resource Team
PO Box 4755
Beaverton, OR 97076-4755
Fax: 503-526-2484

Upon successfully passing a background check and class availability, applicants will be contacted with specific class dates for their academy session.

Session Information

The instructors are officers and personnel from the Department who teach in their areas of expertise. Each has years of training and street experience. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Community Policing
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Fraud
  • Firearms
  • K-9 Program
  • Patrol Functions
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • School Resource Team
  • Search and Seizure
  • Tactical Negotiations Team
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • TVF&R Tour
  • Use of Force
  • Volunteer Program
Optional activities include hands-on demonstrations, a tour of the Washington County Jail, and a chance to ride in a patrol car during a shift.

Contact Us

Officer DaNeshia Barkley
Community Resource Officer
Phone: 503-526-2516.
Contact Beaverton Police online form

Photo of Beaverton police officer assisting Citizens Academy students with firearms training.