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 process.

1. Application.

Please complete the application and return by hitting the “submit by email” button on the last page. You may also save the file and attach it if your email client does not open automatically. Or you may print and mail your application to the Thornton Police Department, 9551 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, Colorado 80229, Community Relations Unit. Applicants must live or work within the city of Thornton to qualify. Please see the Citizens Academy brochure for more information.

2. Letter of Acceptance

Once your application has been processed and, if accepted, you will be sent a letter of acceptance/ confirmation via email. This letter will provide you with the beginning date, time and location of the first class. Instructions These instructions are provided as a guide to assist you in properly completing your application. It is essential that the information be accurate in all respects. It will be used as a basis for a criminal history check that will determine your eligibility for Thornton Police Citizens Academy. All information on this application will be kept confidential.

  1. Answer all questions to the best of your ability. If a question is not applicable to you, enter N/A in the space provided.
  2. An accurate and complete form will expedite the criminal history check of your application.
  3. This application should be printed or typed legibly if submitting by mail.

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.