Citizen Police Academy

Purpose & Overview

The Miami Gardens Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a program designed to acquaint individuals who are not sworn police officers with the activities of our police department. The CPA provides an opportunity for citizens to receive ten (10) weeks of both classroom and field training regarding the various responsibilities facing our officers. In these ten weeks, attendees will be instructed on a variety of topics including Department organization and structure, improving community police relationships, Communications functions, Operations patrol, Criminal investigations, K-9, Training, etc.  Instructors will include officers, detectives, and supervisors/Command Staff from the Miami Gardens Police Department.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Live or Work in the City of Miami Gardens
  • No Previous Felony Convictions 

How to Get Involved

Download the CPA Application. Once your application is completed and signed you may drop it off at the Miami Gardens Police Department or email it back to Commander Talibah Simmons