City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Police Citizen Academy

There are still openings for the 2018 Iowa Quad Cities Citizen Police Academy. The next Citizen Police Academy will begin on February 1 and run through March 29, 2018. There are eight training sessions and a graduation dinner scheduled over nine weeks. This free workshop is open to Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities residents. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and are subject to a background check.

The classes meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a “ride-along” with a Bettendorf Police Officer to observe a shift on patrol. Participants will also tour the Scott County Jail, Scott Emergency Communications Center, and be able to fire department weapons, if they choose.

If you are interested in attending the 2018 Citizen Police Academy, please send an email to Sgt. Jeff Nelson of the Bettendorf Police Department at: or call 563-344-4037.