Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

The Inver Grove Heights Police Department Citizen Academy program is designed to offer citizens an inside look into the Inver Grove Heights Police Department’s operations. A wide spectrum of topics will be covered and include:
  • Tour and history of the police department
  • Functions of patrol, investigations, SWAT, negotiators, physical evidence team, bike patrol, traffic & K-9 units
  • Review of typical calls for service
  • DWI demonstration
  • Traffic stops, normal and felony stops
  • Officer survival, use of force
  • Laws of arrest
  • Searching and handcuffing a suspect

Additional Information

  • The academy classes are taught by Inver Grove Heights Police Officers. 
  • We ask that you make a commitment to attend each session.
    • Sessions are held once a week on: 
Wednesdays, from October 6, 2021 to December 1, 2021, from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • After the successful completion of this program, citizens will be given an opportunity to ride-along with an Inver Grove Heights Police Officer during his or her shift.


If you are interested in participating, please register early, as participants will be limited to 15.

Applications are due by August 19, 2021.

Citizen Academy Application (fillable PDF)

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments the Citizen Academy Coordinator will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

Sergeant Ben Madsen
Contact number: 651-554-3455