The Citizens Police Academy is an interactive program designed to educate the public about KPD policies and the criminal justice system. The CPA allows the police department and interested citizens of Kauaʻi to share information and ideas in an interactive and positive setting, with the goal of building relationships, increasing community involvement and reducing crime on our island.
Classroom and field instruction will cover a variety of subjects to give participants a brief overview of what it takes to be a police officer. Topics include firearms, crime scenes, communications, police vehicles, report writing, domestic violence, and community policing.
CPA participants will meet for three to four hours once a week, on a week night or a Saturday, for 13 weeks. Most sessions will be held at Ka Hale Makai 0 Kauai, Lihuʻe Headquarters. Participants will also visit the Kipu Pistol Range and other locations as needed, including a police vehicle ride-along.
There is no cost to participate in the Citizens Police Academy.
Participants must meet the following requirements:
- A Kauaʻi resident
- At least 18 years of age
- Have a valid driver's license
- No prior Felony convictions or Domestic Violence convictions
- No DUI convictions within the last 3 years
- No Misdemeanor or Petty Misdemeanor convictions within the last 5 years from the date of application for the Citizens Police Academy
For more information, contact Sgt. Lance Okasaki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 241-1647
To apply, complete the online Citizens Police Academy Application Form, or print the application form (PDF) and submit it in person.