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Frankfort Police Citizens Police Academy

The mission of the Frankfort Police Department Citizens Police Academy is to create and develop a growing nucleus of responsible, well-informed citizens who want to learn more about their police department. The Academy will be a nine-week program, followed by a graduation. The classes will be held on one evening a week (to be determined) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Frankfort Police Department, 1740 W State Road 28. The classes will begin in February 2024. Each evening of instruction will cover a different aspect of the law enforcement profession.

The Frankfort Police Department Citizens Police Academy will be led by Officer Jacob Myers. Officer Myers attended the National Citizen’s Police Academy Association conference. He has also previously held an appointed position on the national board of directors. Frankfort area law enforcement personnel will present the instruction during the Citizen’s Police Academy with an occasional outside speaker. Some of the relevant topics that will be covered are the Criminal Code, Vehicle Code, DUI enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Diversity, Use of Force, K9, Patrol, Firearms, Virtual Reality training, and more. There will be hands-on training as well as simulated practical situations for the students to get a first-hand experience of law enforcement.  The program allows ample time for questions and answers on all topics. 

There will be a graduation dinner at the completion of the program and certificates issued to those who have met all requirements. Students must attend eight out of the nine weekly classes to successfully complete the program. There is no cost to students to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy.

The academy is a free program for anyone 18 years of age or older that live and/or work in Frankfort.  Applications for the Citizens Police Academy are due on December 31st.


Inquiries regarding the Citizen’s Police Academy should be addressed to:

Frankfort Police Department

Citizen’s Police Academy

1740 W State Road 28

Frankfort, IN 46041


Any questions concerning the academy may be directed to class coordinator Officer Jake Myers at jmyers250@frankfort-in.gov or Captain Brady Sorrells at bsorrells293@frankfort-in.gov


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Applicants must live or work in Frankfort
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license or form of Government Identification
  • Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony in the past 10 years
  • Applicants must be willing to sign a waiver for criminal and traffic records check
  • Applicants must attend at least eight out of the nine classes

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    Personal History

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    I hereby swear that there is no willful misrepresentation or omissions in, or falsifications, of the foregoing statements and answers to questions. I am aware that should an investigation disclose such willful misrepresentations, falsifications, or omissions, my application for the Citizen’s Police Academy will be rejected by the Frankfort Police Department.
    Read the following statement carefully. If you have any questions, please contact the Personnel Department before signing the form. Having made an application with the Frankfort Police Department and desiring that they be informed of my previous records and character. I hereby authorize an investigation into all records which may be of interest to them. This authorization includes but is not limited to school, military, and employment records, whether privileged or not. This authorization to furnish information is executed in consideration of the Frankfort Police Department giving my application consideration for the Citizen Police Academy and shall serve as a release of liability to all parties furnishing such information to the Frankfort Police Department.