Citizens Police Academy

The Sidney Police Department is pleased to announce an informal local law enforcement workshop in order to educate citizens about their local police department and enhance the communication between the residents of Sidney and the police who serve them. The program is designed to give the citizens of Sidney an overview of the how the department operates, and an in-depth view of its policies.

  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Classes will be held on Wednesdays for 10 week starting February 21 through April 24, 2024
  • Times: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sidney Police Department Training Room, 234 W. Court St.

Participants will receive a free shirt for the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to co-dialogue, and advise staff of comments, concerns, and areas for improvement and sustainment.

You must be a resident of Sidney/Shelby County, OR be associated with a business or organization within Sidney. You must be 18 years old, and must have no current criminal charges pending in court.  Past criminal history may or may not disqualify you from participation based on seriousness of offense and time passing since offense. You may be disqualified to participate at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

*This course is not a training program to become a certified Law Enforcement Officer