Citizen Police Academy

Are you interested in having a better understanding of the Fort Myers Police Department?  Do you want to know how you as a community member can work in partnership with the Police Department?  How does being armed with knowledge sound to you?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is right for you.

Upon completing the CPA, participants will not be armed with a gun and a badge, rather they will be armed with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what the Fort Myers Police Department does on a daily basis.  Participants that attend a minimum of 24 hours of instruction will be honored with a graduation ceremony for their time and dedication to the CPA.

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Dates of the next CPA:  October 18, 2023 - December 6, 2023

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as space is limited.  

*Applications from citizens that live and/or work within the city limits will be given priority over the other applications.

Please fill out the online application by clicking the link below.  

Citizen Police Academy Applications

The CPA is held Wednesdays - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and runs for 8 consecutive weeks. 


Class will be held at: 

SWFL Public Service Academy

4312 Michigan Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33905


An additional 2 optional elective classes are available on Saturdays at various locations depending on the elective. 


If you have any questions, you can contact Ofc. McCoy at 239-887-1848.