Citizens Police Academy Announced


The Ottumwa Police Department will be holding its Annual Citizens Police Academy in February and March of 2023.  

The Academy gives citizens an opportunity to learn first-hand about local law enforcement. The curriculum covers patrol operations, crime investigation, use of force, animal control, drug investigation, and more.  The 2023 Academy will meet every Monday at 6 PM beginning Monday, February 6, with the final session on Monday, March 27.     

Registration is now open for the 2023 Citizens Police Academy. Application forms are available online at or at the Police Chief’s Office at the Ottumwa Police Department. All completed applications must be turned in to the Police Chief’s Office or email to [email protected] by Friday, January 10 before 3:00 PM. 

The program is available free of charge. Class size is limited. Participants are accepted pending a basic criminal background check.  Persons with questions about the Academy can contact Ottumwa Police Chief Chad Farrington at 683-0629. 

The Citizens Police Academy is sponsored by South Ottumwa Savings Bank. 

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