Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Academy Firing Range
The Citizen's Police Academy is a free, ten week educational program designed to offer local residents and business owners an opportunity to learn about the Southwick Police Department's practices and services.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Court Procedures
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Mock Arrest
  • Criminal Law
  • Safety Officer Duties
  • Dive Team Program
  • Emergency Dispatch
  • History of Department
  • ID Theft
  • Scams & Fraud
  • Drug Identification
  • Use of Force

The Students Will Participate In:

  • Ride-A-Long
  • Firearms Training Simulation
  • K-9 Unit Demonstration
Citizen Academy classroom

The program is not intended to train participants to perform the duties of a Police Officer, but to create a nucleus of citizens who are well informed about the Department's operation. The training is structured to provide classroom instruction, tours, and demonstrations of various units of the Southwick Police Department.

Sergeant Kirk Sanders
Sergeant Kirk Sanders
Since 2001, The Citizen Police Academy has been led by Sergeant Kirk Sanders. Since that time Sergeant Sanders has organized 15 classes.
To register please fill out the Citizen Academy Sign-Up form and return to:
  • The Southwick Police Academy • 11 Depot Street • Southwick, MA


Classes start soon. Check The Southwick Police News and Announcements for the next available class.