The purpose of each Citizens Police Academy is to educate the public about the police services delivered by the Louisville Metro Police Department, in order to foster understanding and develop partnerships. The Community Policing Unit has prepared a comprehensive training program to provide participants with an overview of the various patrol divisions, specialized units, and daily operations at LMPD. Participants have the opportunity to schedule a ride-along with a patrol officer in one of our eight patrol divisions. Each Academy culminates with a graduation ceremony, with personal interactions from department and government leaders. Participants may continue their experience by joining the Volunteers In Police Service program. Specialized CPAs are sporadically convened to enhance the learning environment for varied cultures in Louisville. These may include, senior citizens, Latinos, immigrant/refugees, LGBTQ citizens, citizens with special needs, clergy members, etc.
This group consists of members from each Patrol Division’s Advisory Council who meet with the Chief of Police to discuss crime concerns and receive information from the board. Council members give input and serve as liaisons to the LMPD Command Staff on behalf of the community.
Chief’s Youth Police Advisory Council
The purpose of the Chief’s YPAC is to provide open dialogue between the youth in Louisville and the leaders of the Louisville Metro Police Department. These conversations may focus on current crime trends, safety concerns, police operations, etc.