Citizen’s Police Academy

The police department began offering classes in 1993 as a way to inform citizens about how police officers work and the intricacies of their job. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a chance for citizens that live or work in Martin to receive a first hand view of the operations of the Martin Police Department.

Some of the topics that are covered are:

  • Constitutional / Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • K-9 Unit
  • DUI Enforcement
  • SWAT Unit
  • Defensive Tactics / Use of Force
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Traffic Stops
  • Undercover Drug Investigation
  • Firearms

Participants are also required to ride with a Martin Police Officer at least two times during the course of the class.

Upon graduation, the graduate will be asked to become a “diplomat” to the community for the Police Department. In addition, the graduate will be asked to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. Some graduates have assisted in other endeavors of the department, such as Volunteers in Police Service Program, Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out.

CPA 2013

Graduates of the 24th Session of the Citizen’s Police Academy

Pictured are: Megan Miller, Mike Stooksberry, Dolores Mansfield, Rachel Fletcher, John Cook, Sherri Butler, Ken Kirkland, Paula Mitchell, Karen Kirkland, Jeremy Mckeel, Tim Mitchell, Rose Johnson, Jake Coble, Rebecca Baker, Andy Wilson, Ami Wilson, Bryan Campbell, Jessica Reyna, Tom Payne, Rochelle Alexander, Mike Teal and James Hamilton. Not pictured: Terry Koon.



The next Citizens Police Academy will be March 2017. Announcements and online applications will be January 2017. Notifications will also be placed on the Martin Police Departments facebook page.


Click here to register for the Citizen’s Police Academy or you may print an application and mail it to:

Martin Police Department

P.O. Box 9

Martin, TN 38237