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Citizen's Academy 2020


**The 2020 Citizens Academy Final Session/Graduation on 3/18/20 is Cancelled!**
The Medford Police Department is pleased to announce that on Wednesday’s beginning January 08, 2020, the Citizen’s Academy will be offered to selected residents of our community.

Dates:                          January 08, 2020 thru March 18, 2020
Times:                         Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location:                    Medford Police Department Prescott Community Room
                                     219 S. Ivy Street Medford, Oregon
Course Description:  
            The Medford Police Department Citizen’s Academy is a 33-hour course of instruction presented by selected members of the Police Department to interested persons who reside or work in our community.  Among the topics to be covered during this program are:
  • General Administration and Philosophy of Services
  • Criminal Investigation and Prosecution of Cases
  • Patrol and Traffic Operations
  • Recruitment, Selection, and Training of Police Personnel
  • Use of Force and Personnel Issues
  • Deployment and Tactics of the Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT)
  • Canine Program
  • Drug Enforcement and Gang Suppression Issues
These are only a few of the topics and contemporary criminal justice issues that will be presented and discussed during the 11-week session.
Interested persons are invited to obtain an application from the Medford Police Records Division or online. Participants must meet the following requirements:  be at least 18 years of age or older by class start date; currently be a City of Medford resident and/or currently be employed in the City of Medford; and be able to pass a criminal background check (no felony convictions, no misdemeanor arrests within 12 months prior to class, and no pending criminal case(s).) A background and screening process is conducted due to the content / nature of the classes being given. You must also submit the hold harmless agreement and student agreement form(s) with your application to be considered.  If all of the required forms are not submitted your application will not be considered.
The deadline for submitting completed applications to be considered for this session is Thursday, December 12th, 2019 unless the class fills prior to this date.  Applications will be taken on a first come-first serve basis. Class size is limited to the first 30 approved/qualified applicants.
Please keep in mind, the academy is not a recruiting tool, nor will it provide any advantage in gaining employment with the City of Medford.
*Due to the content and sensitive nature of law enforcement, the Medford Police Department reserves the right to decline any application submitted for this program.  All documents submitted become property of the Medford Police Department.

For additional information contact Officer Stephanie Smith at (541)774-2216 or by e-mail @

Additional Department Information

Police Department Contacts

219 S. Ivy
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2250
Fax: (541) 774-2570

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