Community Police Academy

The Davie Police Department hosts the Community Police Academy (CPA). This twelve week course is open to all residents and business owners in Davie and Southwest Ranches and is a wonderful way to learn about the police department.  The "Academy" features a series of informative presentations on a variety of topics that will teach you about the roles, responsibilities, and functions of the Davie Police Department.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ride along with a patrol officer, participate in police-related scenarios and receive instruction about weapons safety.   

Class hours are from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Tuesdays only).  All classes will be held in the Community Room at the Davie PD, 1230 S Nob Hill Road.  There will be a $25 fee for attending this class.  

Please email or call Amy Ham, [email protected], phone 954-693-8348 and Julia Sordo, [email protected], phone 954-693-8378 for more information or to apply.

The 54th Community  Police Academy is scheduled for September 5, 2023 - November 28, 2023 and is full.   The next CPA will start March 5, 2024.  Call today to reserve your spot.

Some of the course topics include:

  • Legal Issues
  • Community Policing
  • Crime Prevention
  • Police Use of Force
  • Firearms Familiarization
    • You will have the opportunity to shoot different firearms and participate in scenario-based training.
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Patrol and Criminal Investigations
  • Including presentations by the Canine Unit, Dive Team, Motor Unit, and many others  

Attendees will also have an opportunity to ride a shift with an officer! Refreshments and food will be provided.