Citizens Academy

The Green Bay Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to give participants a better understanding of the functions, operations and objectives of the Police Department. The goal is to build a positive relationship between the Green Bay Police Department and community members. This training is designed to be interactive and is a combination of lecture and hands on. This course is not intended to be a stepping stone for those hoping to pursue a police career; it is intended to produce informed citizens.

Program Details - 2022

The first session will be held Wednesday, August 31st and will be each Wednesday with the final session on Wednesday, October 19th. Each session will be 6pm to 8pm. Most sessions will be held at the Green Bay Police Department, 307 S Adams St, Green Bay.

 To Apply, please complete both the application and waiver. Once completed, please drop off at our front desk, email to Melanie Skalmoski,, or fax to 920-448-3256. 

Topics include: 

  • Professional Standards (Hiring and Training)
  • Community Policing
  • Dive Team/ Harbor Patrol
  • Firearms
  • Investigations
  • K-9
  • Patrol Operations
  • SWAT
  • Use of Force

All instructors are sworn personnel and civilian employees who are very knowledgeable in the topic discussed. During class participants are encouraged to ask questions, enter into discussion and give feedback to the department. Academy participants are also encouraged to participate in the Green Bay Police Department ride along program.

Additional Program Information

  • Residency in Green Bay is not required, but city residents are given preference.