Citizens Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy is a six-week classroom series that gives ordinary citizens an inside look at Gallatin Police operations while discussing the principles of community policing. The purpose of the class is to promote a greater awareness and better understanding of local law enforcement's continuously changing role in the community.

Presented in a friendly, casual environment, the class covers a wide variety of subject areas including crime scene processing, traffic enforcement, S.W.A.T., crisis negotiations, drug enforcement, and our K-9 unit. Students receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course.


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Live, work or, own property in Gallatin
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
If you would like to apply for an upcoming class, please contact 615-452-1313 for more information. The academy consists of six weeks of instruction at the Gallatin Police Department once a week for two hours. Class size is limited to 20 people.

*Citizen Police Academy is not intended to make the participant a police officer nor does the acceptance of an application guarantee a placement in the class.