Citizen’s Police Academy

The police department began offering classes in 1993 as a way to inform citizens about how police officers work and the intricacies of their job. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a chance for citizens that live or work in Martin to receive a first hand view of the operations of the Martin Police Department.

Some of the topics that are covered are:

  • Constitutional / Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • K-9 Unit
  • DUI Enforcement
  • SWAT Unit
  • Defensive Tactics / Use of Force
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Traffic Stops
  • Undercover Drug Investigation
  • Firearms

Participants are also required to ride with a Martin Police Officer at least two times during the course of the class.

Upon graduation, the graduate will be asked to become a “diplomat” to the community for the Police Department. In addition, the graduate will be asked to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. Some graduates have assisted in other endeavors of the department, such as Volunteers in Police Service Program, Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out.

Citizens Police Academy Application


Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association

President: Steve Lemond

Vice President: Barry Tuck

Secretary/Treasurer: Susan Lemond

Board Members

Norman Brown

Tommy Mount

Jane Parrish

Laura Toney

Keith Pettit