Citizens' Academy

Get an inside look at the Edina Police Department through Citizens' Academy! The class will take place this fall 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8 to Dec. 1, 2016.

Join us for this 12-week program, which will give you an informative and interactive look behind the scenes of a the Edina Police Department. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on learning, you'll discover the "real" world of law enforcement and how we carry out our mission "To Protect and Serve" on a daily basis. The next class with meet 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8 to Dec. 1 2016. 

Some things you'll get your hands on:

  • Mock traffic stops
  • Tour of the Hennepin County Jail
  • Meet on of our award winning K-9s
  • Learn about the Metro Area Drug and Financial Crimes Task Force
  • Proactive defensive tactics
  • Follow the course of a criminal investigation and process a crime scene with a Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputy
  • Get a close look at our SWAT team
  • And much more!

Upon completion of the program you'll receive an Academy polo shirt, a certificate from Edina Police Dave Nelson and local recognition as a graduate.

Classes take place at the Edina Police Department, 4801 W. 50th St., and the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, 7525 Braemar Blvd.


To participate in the EPD Citizens' Academy you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Live or work in Edina
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pay a $25 fee

To register fill out the application below and mail to:

Edina Police Department
Officer Jacob Heckert
4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

or stop by the Department today! Class size is limited to 20 people. Applications are accepted in the order in which they are received.

For more information, contact officers Jacob Heckert and Mike Sussman, 952-826-1610.

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Application Download the Citizens' Academy Application


Police Department

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
General: 952-826-1610
Emergency: 911

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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