La Crosse police to host 2015 Citizen Police Academy

Course runs Tuesdays at March 10-May 12

The La Crosse Police Department will host its Citizen Police Academy on Tuesdays beginning March 10 through May 12.

La Crosse police said the free course will help participants will learn about patrol operations, investigations, use of force, and community policing.

Police say recent events in Ferguson, MO and New York are likely to come up during the program, but it hasn’t changed the academy.

“Obviously that will probably be a focus of this year’s with the events that have happened across our country, with more emphasis on the use of force and for our training,” said Sgt. Randy Rank.

Last year, 22 La Crosse residents went through the course.  

Interested citizens (18 or older) should download the application and waiver and drop them off or mail them to:

La Crosse Police Department
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

The application deadline is February 25.

For more information, contact Lt. Troy Nedegaard at or (608) 789-7205.

The Onalaska Police Department is also hosting a Citizen Police Academy on Wednesdays beginning March 11.