Citizens Police 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 for 2023 Citizens Police Academy

The first session will be held Wednesday, August 30th and will be each Wednesday with the final session on Wednesday, October 18th. Each session will be 6pm to 8pm. Most sessions will be held at the Green Bay City Hall, 100 N Jefferson St in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor.

To apply, please complete both the application and waiver. Once completed, please mail or drop off at our front desk at 307 S Adams St, email to Melanie Skalmoski at, or fax to 920-448-3256. 

Applications are due by end of day on Friday, August 25th, 2023

Registration is limited to 30 participants. Preference will be given to first time attendees and City of Green Bay residents.

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.