Citizen Police Academy



The Marshall Police Department sponsors the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) with the goal of educating the residents of Marshall on the operations of the department. This is accomplished through a series of lectures and hands-on activities on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. for six weeks. Attendance of each session is required for course completion.

The CPA is led by Police Officers whose current assignments are directly involved in the policing activities covered in their segment of the academy. The CPA is conducted at the Marshall Police Department located at 2101 East End Blvd. North. 

Who Can Attend

Citizens of Marshall over 18 years of age who successfully complete a background investigation


Schedule of Classes


September 13 -  Marshall Police Dept.

Orientation and Tour of Facilities

Welcome by the Chief of Police

Racial Profiling Prevention and Documentation


September 20 - MPD Range

Community Policing

Patrol Functions

SWAT Team Demonstration/Simulator

Drone Technology


September 27 - Marshall Police Dept.

Narcotics & Task Force



October 4 - Marshall Police Dept.

Criminal Investigations Division

Financial Crimes and Scams

Investigative Challenges of Cold Cases


October 11 - Marshall Police Dept.

Crisis Intervention/Mental Health Officers

Crime Scene Investigations

FARO Demonstration


October 18 - Marshall Police Dept.

Force on Force Scenarios

Course Completion Ceremony


Application and Disqualifiers available here:

CPA Application and disqualifiers

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