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Citizens Academy
Citizens Academy will not be held in 2017 due to construction at City Hall.
Click here to learn more about the building project.

Burnsville Police Department Offers Citizens Academy for Members of the Community to:
  • Take an 11-week course, taught by Burnsville Police Officers, to become familiar with police work and how the community can help prevent crime.

Citizen Academy participantsClass Topics
  • History of and tour the police department
  • Review common police calls/ laws of arrest/ handcuffing procedures
  • Functions of patrol, investigations, SWAT, physical evidence team, domestic abuse response team, negotiators, bike patrol traffic and K-9 units
  • Traffic stops/DWI demonstration
  • Officer survival, use of force
  • Driving course
  • Student involved scenarios, a Taser demonstration and shooting in our indoor range.



Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend each session. After the successful completion of this program, graduates will have an opportunity to ride-along with a Burnsville Police Officer for four hours during their shift.


Additional Information:
For more information or questions about Citizens Academy contact Sgt. Dan Anderson via email or at 952-895-4596.

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