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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 at Brentwood City Hall, 5211 Maryland Way

 photo of graduates in front of police cars


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 Threats


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


  1. apply online    Applications are being accepted for the Class of 2020
  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.