Citizen Police Academy

The Eugene Police Department is always looking for ways to engage with the community we serve.  Attending EPD’s Citizen Police Academy, provides a unique opportunity for City of Eugene residents to learn more about law enforcement and how their local police department works.

This academy is not designed to train individuals to be police officers, but rather to educate City of Eugene residents, who wish to learn about their community’s police department.

Citizen’s Police Academy participants learn about a variety of topics within the police department and some examples are below: 

  • Animal Welfare
  • Budget
  • Central Lane 911 Center
  • Community Engagement Team
  • Community Service Officers
  • Crime Statistics
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Drone Team 
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations 
  • Explosives Disposal Unit
  • Firearms
  • Forensics and Property Control Units
  • Internal Affairs and Police Auditor
  • Investigations
  • K-9 Unit
  • Lane County Jail Tour
  • Organizational Overview
  • Police Officer Training
  • Records
  • Recruiting
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • SWAT Team
  • Traffic Safety Unit
  • Volunteers in Policing