Citizen Police Academy:

The Citizen Police Academy is a free twelve-week program that is designed to provide participants with basic information about the law enforcement profession and the daily operations of the Bethel Park Police Department. Officers of the Bethel Park Police Department and guest speakers from other government agencies serve as instructors for the program.

Academy participants may experience a facilities tour, firearms simulator, (at  the Pittsburgh Technical Institute), as well as hearing presentations from all levels of law enforcement (Local, State, Federal). The program ends with a dinner and graduation ceremony. 


Ultimately the objective of the program is to open new lines of communication and to create partnerships between the Police Department and the community.

Who can participate?
Applicants must be: 18 years of age or older and a resident or Bethel Park business owner.

When is the program held?
The next class will begin  (to be announced).   For more information, call Officer Joelle Dixon @ 412-831-6800 ext. 104 or send an email to

How do I apply for the program?
C.P.A. Applications are available by clicking the applications link or they can be picked up at the Bethel Park Police Department Administrative offices during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How/where do I send my completed application?
US Mail: Bethel Park Police Department - Citizen Police Academy
5100 West Library Avenue, Bethel Park, PA 15102