Currently, until space is filled, applications are being accepted for neighbors to join the Knoxville Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA).


The CPA is a ten-week program starting on Aug. 23, which meets Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at various divisions of the Knoxville Police Department.


The goal of the CPA is to create and develop a growing nucleus of responsible, well-informed citizens who have the potential to influence public opinion concerning police practices and service delivery. Graduates of the program will fulfill the critical role of providing input and information to their neighborhoods which will increase citizen involvement on issues of mutual concern. This active citizen’s participation will improve the quality of life and build lasting and productive partnerships between our police department and the communities they so proudly serve.


Participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, live or work within the City of Knoxville, submit a completed application, and undergo a background check.


Send CPA application to , or fax to 865-215-1313, or mail to Knoxville Police Academy, 800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915.