Brighton Citizens Academy

citizens academy 2017


The academy consists of a series of eight interactive classes and are offered at no cost to participants. All the Citizens’ Police Academy Instructors are current employees and represent every facet of Brighton Police Department. Our objective is not to train you to be a police officer, but rather to give you an up-close look that will allow you to become an informed citizen. Curriculum will include:

  • Overview of the Department and Patrol
  • K-9 Unit
  • Telecommunications (911) and Dispatch
  • Use of Force
  • Explorer Program
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Victim Services Unit
  • School Resource Officer
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Firearms Training
  • High Risk Vehicle Stops
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation
  • Crime Scene Evidence and Processing


The 2017 academy will begin on September 13th, 2017 and continue for eight weeks up to graduation on October 25th, 2017. All classes will be held at the Brighton Police Department from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brighton Police Department unless advised otherwise. There will be two all day Saturday classes, September 16th, 2017 and October 14, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Individuals must be 18 and live or work in the City of Brighton. A background check will be conducted and applicants may not have been convicted for any major criminal offense. Applicants need to be able to attend the majority of the classes.


We are committed to the concept of community oriented policing, which is a collaboration between police and citizens where the police no longer are the sole guardians of law and order. We encourage all members of our community to become active allies in the efforts to enhance the safety and quality of our neighborhoods. We are proud of our successes here in Brighton through partnerships and quality service to our community. Our goal would be that you are able to share that newly acquired knowledge with other citizens in the City.

For more information about the Citizens Police Academy, please contact:
 Officer Gail Ashley at 303-655-8744 or Email Gail Ashley

You may also print and fill out an application (PDF) and turn it to the
 Brighton Police Department