Citizen's Police Academy

2021 Class

The Lockport Police Department is accepting applications for the fall 2021 Citizen's Police Academy. Classes are held at the Lockport Police Department on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Classes will begin on August 16, 2021 and will continue for 12 weeks.


The goal of the class is to give citizens a chance to see how the Police Department operates and how officers are trained to respond to different calls. Officers educate through policy and procedures as well as through experiences. It is an opportunity for citizens to understand and see how police handle certain situations. Some of the topics of the classes include: DUI enforcement, Mock Court case trials, Use of Force, Shoot or Don't Shoot, Traffic Law and Accident Reconstruction, SWAT, and Investigations.  

Now Accepting Applications

If you are interested in participating, please complete and return the Citizens Police Academy Application (PDF) to the Lockport Police Department. After filling out the application a background check will be conducted on each applicant. This is an educational class and does not have any connection to employment. Space is limited. Questions can be directed to Officer Jeren Szmergalski at (815) 838-2132.