Citizen Police Academy

Application for Admission

Applicant Advisory

Due to the sensitive nature of some subjects being presented in the Thornton Police Citizens’ Academy, a criminal history background check will be conducted on all individuals applying for attendance into the Academy. Individuals found to possess a criminal history will be individually evaluated as to the appropriateness of their attendance in the Academy.

Attendance by individuals possessing a felony conviction will be denied. The Thornton Police Department reserves the right to deny attendance based upon adverse criminal history information, or for any other reason

Academy Application Procedures

To ensure a seat in the Citizens Police Academy, please complete the following application. Once your application has been submitted, a member of the Community Engagement Team will reach out to you via email. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Engagement Team at 720 977-5000 or

Application for Enrollment

Applicant MUST BE 18 years of age or older to apply. Incomplete and/or unsigned applications will not be considered.

Legal Name
Example: 9500 Civic Center Dr, Thornton, CO 80229
Please explain briefly why you wish to be enrolled in the Thornton Police Department Citizen Academy.
Medical History
Is there any medical information you feel the Thornton Police Department should be aware of? If yes, please explain.
Will you be able to attend at least 80% of the academy, which is necessary to receive a certificate of completion ? Unforeseen emergency situations will be recognized.
Education (optional)

Please review your answers carefully and read the statement below before signing this application.

I hereby certify that there are no willful misrepresentations, omissions, or falsifications in the foregoing statements. I understand any omission or false statements on this application may result in rejection of enrollment or dismissal from the Thornton Police Department Citizen Academy.

I understand that the Thornton Police Department will be conducting a thorough criminal history check.

By accepting a seat in the Thornton Police Citizen Academy, I hereby give permission to the City of Thornton and the City of Thornton Police Department, the use of session photographs that may include my photographic image in public presentations and/or publications.

I further understand that I will not receive compensation for the use of my photographic image in said presentations/publications.