City of Brentwood offices and the John P. Holt Brentwood Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day. 

Citizen Police Academy

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Applications are being accepted for the Class of 2020: apply online


11 Classes from  6-9 pm on Thursday nights

 City Hall, 5211 Maryland Way


 Citizen Police Academy


The Brentwood Citizen Police Academy is designed to offer residents a 'behind the scenes' look at how the police department operates.   Students will participate in practical exercises, including traffic stops, building searches, firearms familiarization and others. 

 Other Topics included:

  • Department Organization
  • National Accreditation
  • Internal Affairs and Administrative Complaints
  • Use of Force
  • ASP Baton and Chemical Weapons
  • Testing/Selection/Hiring and Training of Officers
  • Field Training Program
  • Patrol Operations
  • DARE and Community Programs
  • Traffic Enforcement/Accident Investigation and DUI
  • Drug Task Force
  • Criminal Investigations Division
  • Firearms
  • Communications
  • Terrorist Threat


  • 21 years of age or older
  • no felony convictions
  • Brentwood resident or employed within the City of Brentwood
  • limited background check


  1. apply online
  2. download the BPCA Application Form and return to the Police Department. 


Captain Alan Hardcastle

(615) 577-6041

Important: While completion of this course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Brentwood Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties.