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Posted on: July 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Citizen's Police Academy

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Bentonville, AR- The Bentonville Police Department announces the Citizens Police Academy for 2021. Classes will start on August 9th, 2021, at the Bentonville Police Department’s training room. Each session will run on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for 8 weeks. The instruction is comprehensive and will include a tour of the facilities, along with lectures and demonstrations designed to give a working knowledge of the Bentonville Police Department. Topics covered include the Bomb Squad, Patrol Division, Emergency Communications Center, Criminal Investigation Division, Child Advocacy Center, Forensics, K-9’s, recruiting, and a presentation by our Staff Attorney.

The academy was established in 1999 and has successfully graduated over 400 citizens. The Citizen’s Police Academy encourages police interaction with the community and is a source of new ideas from community members.

Note: Applicants must be at least 18 years-of-age to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy. Class size is limited to 20 applicants.

To enroll in a class you must print, complete, and submit a Citizen’s Police Academy Application (PDF) to the:

Bentonville Police Department

908 SE 14th Street Bentonville, AR 72712

Applications will be accepted until July 16th, 2021. You may also fax a completed application to 479-271-3187 or email the application to Public Information Officer Adam McInnis at (

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