Citizens Academy Spring 2022

Apply Today for the NPD's Citizens Police Academy (Fall-2022)

The Noblesville Police Department is currently accepting applications for our next Citizens Police Academy classes. The academy is a 12-week course, free of charge, designed to provide community members with an opportunity to become better acquainted with our professional staff and to learn about police procedures. The Academy familiarizes citizens with the operations of the police department. This includes classes on patrol procedures, criminal law, narcotics, search and seizure, tactical operations, investigations, juvenile law, emergency vehicle operations, use of force issues, and a police canine demonstration. Participants will also have the option to ride with a patrol officer and witness the activities our officers encounter on a day-to-day basis.

The objective of the Citizens Police Academy is to produce informed citizens. The academy is intended to open lines of communication between the community and the police department. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at the police department and how its operations are handled, citizens take away a better understanding of the police role in the community. Additionally, citizens bring a wealth of knowledge about their community. In this way, our police officers learn and better understand the concerns of the citizens.

Eligible candidates must:

  1. Be at least 16 years of age
  2. Have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions within the last (3) years
  3. Pass a background check
  4. Reside or be employed in Noblesville

We are currently accepting applications through Sept. 6 for our 2022 Fall session which will begin on Sept. 7 and will conclude on Nov. 22 with a graduation ceremony. Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Applications are available online at or at the Noblesville Police Department. Class size is limited so be sure to apply as soon as possible. For further information, please contact Lieutenant Bruce Barnes at (317) 776-6340 ext. 1243 or