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Citizen Police Academy


  • Resident or have employment in Davidson County (this will be verified)
  • At least 21 years of age
  • No arrest record (minor traffic violations are excluded) (this will be verified) this includes misdemeanor citations, if you have one, please don't apply unless your record had been expunged no matter how long ago it occurred.
  • Able to attend a minimum of 9 of the 11 sessions to receive a certificate of completion

Upcoming Sessions

A Spring 2017 session is planned, but dates are not yet finalized. Dates for the spring session should be announced mid-February 2017.

Class Information

Classes begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. (Monday nights) and conclude at 9:00 p.m. at the Madison Precinct, 400 Myatt Drive, 37115.

Participants in the CPA will learn about the intricacies of police work through the prospective of a variety of guest speakers, including members of the police department's various specialized components.

This course involves traveling to satellite locations within Davidson County on select course nights. You must provide your own transportation to these locations.

Important: While completion of this course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties.