The Lorain Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy provides citizens who live or work in the City of Lorain with a deeper understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the modern day law enforcement officer. Over a ten-week period, our citizens have the opportunity to meet and interact with Lorain Police Department instructors and employees with specific or specialized knowledge and experience. Through the use of video and audio presentations, as well as practical “hands on” exercises, our officers share their knowledge with our citizens in the hopes of creating a better understanding of what it means to serve as an officer in the City of Lorain.
Participants in the academy gain a new, and hopefully positive, insight into the difficult challenges of today’s law enforcement personnel. By observing different areas of the department, our citizens are given the opportunity to view officers during the day to day activities of “protecting and serving” our community.