Citizen's Public Safety Academy

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The Appleton Police and Fire Departments have joined together to offer their 10th annual, Citizen's Public Safety Academy. The 2019 Citizen's Public Safety Academy will begin on August 13, 2019 and run a total of 14 sessions, ending on November 12, 2019.

The class meets each Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Classes will be held at the Appleton Police Station, Appleton Fire Station #6 and the FVTC – Public Safety Training Center.

The Citizen’s Public Safety Academy provides a glimpse of law enforcement and the life of a firefighter through tours, presentations and many interactive activities. The academy was created to provide a working knowledge of the policies, procedures and personnel of the Police and Fire Departments, for the citizens of our community.

The academy is free of charge. It is open to all citizens who either live or work in the City of Appleton. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. Citizens who have previously participated are asked to wait three (3) years before applying for another session of the academy. Background checks will be completed, prior to applicants being accepted into the academy (previous law enforcement contacts are taken into consideration).

We are enrolling approximately 20 to 25 people on a first-come, first serve basis. If we do not have room for all interested participants, you will be put on a waiting list for next year’s academy.

Applications are due by July 16, 2019.  Applications are available by contacting Officer Meghan Cash by e-mail at, or by direct download using the link at the bottom of the page.


2017 Citizen's Public Safety Academy Graduates

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Program Documents: 

Citizen's Public Safety Academy Application

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