Citizen Police Academy
Every February, the Bettendorf Police Department sponsors a Citizen Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy is an eight week program designed to give each participant a basic knowledge of how their law enforcement agency operates on a daily basis.
Each participant has the opportunity to fire a police issued handgun, tour the Scott County Jail, and ride along with an on-duty police officer.
For more information, please contact Sgt. Jeff Nelson at 563-344-4037.
The Bettendorf Citizen Police Academy scheduled for 2022 has been cancelled due to COVID.
Information about the Police Academy
THE CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY IS DESIGNED TO BRING THE CITIZEN AND POLICE TOGETHER. WE NOT ONLY EXPLAIN OUR JOBS, WE ALSO GET FEEDBACK AND LEARN FROM YOU.
The Citizen Police Academy is a nine week program designed to give each participant a basic knowledge of how their police department operates. Instructions will be given by police officers with topical expertise, from the various agencies involved in the program. The sessions are information and questions are encouraged. Each participant will have the opportunity to shoot a police issued hand gun, tour the Scott County Jail, and witness police work first hand during a ride along with an off-duty officer.