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Do you want to learn more about the police?

Want an inside look into policing in your community?

Citizens Academy is a rewarding programme that communities can take part in for free. The academies aim to teach the public about what we do, why we do it and attendees get the opportunity to see first-hand the daily workings of their local police force.

The five-week evening course will be spread over two hours per week and features a range of interesting and informative topics. During the course you’ll have exclusive access and will learn about elements of policing including; forensic investigation, anti-social behaviour, custody, use of force, cybercrime, local policing, domestic abuse, hate crime and many others.

The Citizens Academy will;

  • Increase your awareness of the police and what we do
  • Improve your involvement and engagement with us
  • Empower you as a voice for your community
  • Improve your knowledge and safety and help you become actively involved in policing

Hear more about Citizens Academy from people who have completed the course, Alec Western  graduated from the Bridgwater course and Sue Harding from Patchway.

The next Citizen’s Academy will take place at Avonmouth Community Centre, 257 Avonmouth Road, Bristol, BS11 9EN, from 18:30 – 20:30, starting on 22nd October 2019 for 5 weeks.

For more information or to register your interest please email