10/31/2023 - Darien Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy


2023-2024 Darien Citizen's Police Academy


The Darien Police, in an effort to continue to foster “Pride in Excellence” will sponsor an opportunity for members of the community to become acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Department. Darien’s Citizen’s Police Academy brings the police and the community closer together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.  The Citizen's Police Academy will run training sessions from November 30th to January 11th.  

Participants receive 6 training sessions that will be approximately 2 hours. They will learn about the many varied functions of law enforcement. Participants will experience some of the highlights of police training and will be exposed to the operations of the Department. Presentations will include the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, modified firearm training, crime scene processing, and an introduction to the Emergency Response Team. The Citizen’s Police Academy participants are offered an opportunity to network with Command Staff, patrol officers and training personnel. The Citizen’s Police Academy will be hosted in a safe, controlled, and entertaining training environment.

Participants will leave this training with a greater understanding of how Darien PD provides service to the communities in which they live to make the Town of Darien safe. This proactive approach to policing will be critical in turning Darien PD’s stakeholders into brand advocates, and ambassadors for the agency. This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer. View our Academy Brochure on our up coming sessions.

For more information about the Citizen’s Police Academy, please contact Officer Amanda Hinkley via email at or Officer Kathleen Gelineau at  In order to apply, applicants must be at least 18 years old, a Town of Darien resident and have a criminal history check. Applications must be submitted by November 17th 2023.   To Register to attend any of our sessions please submit your info below.