Clarkdale Police Citizen Academy

Citizen Academy starts April, 2024 (dates and times to be determined). Application deadline is March 29, 2024.

  • The academy is free and open to all who live, work, and/or own a business in Clarkdale.

  • Learn about ethics in policing, patrol functions, gang and DUI investigations, and more. We'll do an in-depth study of the 2020 Clarkdale murder case. Each class will involve hands-on activities.

  • Classes will be held one evening a week for seven weeks. The dates and times will be published soon. Classes will be held in the Clark Memorial Clubhouse Men's Lounge, 19 N. Ninth Street in Clarkdale.

  • Applications are required and the deadline to submit your completed application is March 29, 2024. You can pick up a paper copy of the application from the Clarkdale Police Department front desk during our regular business hours. A fillable PDF application is available here

  • Academy coordinator is Sergeant Sean Guth. Contact him with questions by phone at 928-649-7725 or by email.



Introductions; Ethics in Policing; Patrol Functions

Gang Task Force; Search and Seizure

School Resource Officer; Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Investigations

Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team; Crash Investigations

High Risk Stops; Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERT) (Active Shooter)

VIRTRA Police Simulator Training; Practical Exercises

Clarkdale Murder Investigation Case Study; Graduation

Nov 2023 Police Group