The Apple Valley Police Department Sponsors a Citizens Academy in late winter/early spring of the year. The objective of the academy is to advance a better understanding of policing in Apple Valley and to foster a closer relationship and partnership with the community.
Topics covered over the course of the academy are drunk and drugged driving, school programs, domestic assault, investigations, SWAT operations, Dakota County Drug Task Force, use of force issues, and property/evidence processing. In addition to lecture presentations, participants ride with an officer, participate in and observe the DWI arrest process, and experience mock traffic stops.
There are no fees associated with the Academy. Limited registration is open to anyone over the age of 18 who either lives or works in Apple Valley and has not attended an Apple Valley Citizens Academy within the last 5 years. Criminal background checks will be conducted on all applicants.
For more information, contact Crime Prevention Specialist Pam Walter at 952-953-2706 or by email at