Citizens Academy

About Citizens Academy

Nine-week course that allows community members to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at police work and learn how they can help prevent crime. Apply early as the academy fills quickly. Please note that a submitted application does not guarantee a spot.

2021 Citizens Academy

Details will be available later this year.

Adults ages 18+ who live or work in Burnsville

2021 Citizen Academy Dates are TBD

Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway

FREE (must pass a background check)


Class 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
  • Student involved scenarios, a Taser demonstration and shooting in an indoor range

Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend each session.

Additional Information

For more information or questions about Citizens Academy email Sergeant Max Yakovlev or call 952-895-4600.