Each year, the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement hosts the Citizen's Police Academy. This 8-week program is designed to provide a direct overview of both law enforcement and community-related functions of the Division. The program will run on 8 consecutive Wednesday’s starting April 1 through May 20, 2020. The times will be 6pm until 9pm.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting safe vehicle stops
  • Cooperating Underage Witness Program
  • Division of Gaming Enforcement
  • Fake ID's
  • Firearms Training and Simulation
  • Responsible Server Training
  • Special Tactics and Response Team
  • Tobacco Enforcement & Diversion
  • And More!

All instructors for the academy are highly-trained and experienced police officers or professionals in their respective fields. In addition to in-depth presentations and demonstrations over the 8-week period, class members will be given the opportunity to attend a firearms demonstration at the Delaware State Police Firing Range. Members will receive instruction on proper weapon handling, safety, and may be allowed to fire a department issued weapon.

Applicants must be a Delaware resident and 18 years of age or older. A criminal history background check will be performed on all applicants and the Division reserves the right to deny or remove anyone for past or current activities that may be detrimental to the program and its attendees. There is no fee for the program; however, the Division requests that applicants be committed to the full eight-week program.

The enrollment period will vary from year to year. Check back often or visit us on Facebook for updates!

Enrollment is currently open! Should you have any questions about this program, please contact us by phone at (302) 741-2723 or by email at Matthew.F.Knight@delaware.gov.