Citizens' Police Academy

The Citizens’ Police Academy  is a multi-week program conducted once each year with an average of 20 - 25 attendees. This year we are hosting the 12th annual Academy. The program is designed to familiarize Citizens with the “how/what/why” of Police procedures, and provide an opportunity to interact and ask questions of local law enforcement. Latino Citizen's Academy is a similar program, with all classes conducted in Spanish. The Citizens’ Academies do their best to reflect current themes and topics, and encourage discussion of how the Police operate in general.

2020 Citizen's Academy Schedule

All classes take place from 6 - 8:30 PM


Class 1: September 14th


  • Chief Daly - State of the Police Department & Crime in Avon
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), participants will have hands on experience investigating a crime scene

Class 2: September 21st

  • Drug Recognition and DUI enforcement, participants will learn how to evaluate the sobriety of an individual and perform tests on an intoxicated person

Class 3: September 28th

  • Chief Daly - S.W.A.T., participants will learn about the Eagle County Special Operations Unit.
  • Chief Daly - Self Defense, participants will be taught basic self-defense techniques

Class 4: October 5th

  • Tour of the Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Spring Campus Police Academy - Firearms Training Simulator (FATS), participants will be given computer simulation of shoot or don’t shoot situations and be required to react as a police officer in compliance with the use of force policy   

Class 5: October 12th

  • Tour of the Eagle County Jail

Class 6: October 19th


  • Tour of the Vail Public Safety Communication Center

Class 7: October 26th

  • An evening with firearms instructors at the firing range. Graduation!
 To apply for Citizen's Academy, complete an application and return it to Officer Alan Hernandez.