New Albany, Gahanna Police Announce 3rd Annual Joint Citizen Police Academy

Classes held each Wednesday, from January 23 – March 20

The New Albany and Gahanna police departments are jointly planning their third joint Citizen Police Academy. This is a fantastic opportunity for residents who are interested in learning what it is like to be a police officer. Those who sign up for this free nine-week course must be 18 or older and plan to attend at least seven classes. Class times will occur 7-9 pm every Wednesday from January 23 to March 20, 2019. Classes will primarily take place in New Albany or Gahanna.

Classes, some of which will occur in a classroom style and others which are field exercises and simulations, include:

  • Traffic and OVI Enforcement
  • Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure
  • Firearms Training/Active Shooter Scenarios
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Emergency Dispatching
  • Shoot, Don’t Shoot Judgment Scenarios
  • Street Drug Identification

Those interested in registering should complete the online form below at their earliest convenience. Participation is limited to just 15 New Albany registrants. For more information, New Albany residents should call the New Albany Police Department at 614-855-1234 and Gahanna residents should call the Gahanna Police Department at 614-342-4240.


  • Waiver and Release * Required
    In consideration of the benefits that I will receive from my participation in the New Albany Police Citizen Police Academy, I do hereby release the City of New Albany, it’s Police Officers, Public Officials, Agents, Servants, and employees from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action which I may hereafter have on account of any and all injuries and damage to me or to my property, or my death, arising out of or related to any happening or occurrence while I am participating in the academy. For the same consideration, I agree to forever hold the City of New Albany and said persons harmless from any such liability, claims, demands, action or causes of action.

    The terms hereof shall be in full force and effect during the period of my participation in the New Albany Police Department Citizen Police Academy.

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