Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy


The Inver Grove Heights Police Department is excited to announce openings for its 2019 Citizen’s Academy. The program is designed to offer citizens an inside look into the Inver Grove Heights Police Department’s operations. A wide spectrum of topics will be covered and include:
  • Tour and history of the police department
  • Functions of patrol, investigations, M.A.A.G, negotiators, bike patrol, traffic & K-9 units
  • Review of typical calls for service
  • DWI demonstration
  • Traffic stops, normal and felony stops
  • Officer survival, use of force
  • Laws of arrest
  • Searching and handcuffing a suspect

Additional Information


  • The academy classes will be taught by Inver Grove Heights Police Officers. We ask that you make a commitment to attend each session.
  • Sessions are held once a week on Tuesdays, from Aug. 27 to Oct. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • After the successful completion of this program, citizens will be given an opportunity to ride-along with an Inver Grove Heights Police Officer during his or her shift.
If you are interested in participating in the citizen’s academy, fill out an application form application form and return it to the Inver Grove Heights Police Department, or email to jdecker@invergroveheights.org.

Participants will be limited, so please register early if interested. Questions or comments can be forwarded to Sgt. John Decker via email, or call 651-450-2527.