Parma Police To Hold Citizen Police Academy

Parma -  The Parma Police Department has announced that it will be conducting its Citizen Police Academy this fall. 

The Parma Police Department is currently taking applications for this fall’s academy class with limited space available. The cost is free for those individuals who are selected. The academy will start on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The academy is 10 weeks long and will run weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Individuals must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal history other than minor traffic violations (background checks will be performed), be physically able to participate in active class training, commit to attend 10 weekly three-hour sessions, and sign required waivers and agreements.

The Citizen Police Academy program is intended to open the lines of communication between the community and the Parma Police Department. The objective of the program is not to train and certify individuals to become police officers, but rather to produce better informed citizens. Citizens who participate in the academy program, along with the police officers who will teach various classes, will work together in a friendly environment designed to build trust and provide the citizen with an understanding of the many challenges faced in today’s law enforcement profession.   

If you are interested in being selected for this fall’s academy, please contact Lieutenant Thomas Siedlecki at (440) 887-7329 or by email at for an application and more detailed information.

You can also log on to the following link for a brief video about the academy:

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