Community Police Academy



The Easton Police Department is excited to announce its first Community Police Academy. The goal of this program is to educate the public about the Easton Police Department and to increase the rapport between community members and police officers. 

The Community Police Academy will take place from 6pm to 9pm on the following eleven (11) evenings:

January 17 - Wednesday
January 24 - Wednesday
January 31 - Wednesday
February 7 - Wednesday
February 15 - Thursday
February 21 - Wednesday
February 28 - Wednesday
March 6 - Wednesday
March 13 - Wednesday
March 20 - Wednesday
March 27 - Wednesday

Most of the classes will meet at the Easton Police Department. To “graduate”, attendees may not miss more than two classes. The class curriculum will be different each week. You will become familiar with the different functions in the police department and experience the decisions that officers must make in different situations.

We hope the graduates of the Community Police Academy complete the program with a better understanding of the Easton Police Department, and will encourage others to participate in this rewarding program. We invite Easton residents, employees, and visitors to apply and learn more about the Easton Police Department. 

If you are interested in attending, please apply directly by clicking the link below. If you have any questions about the program or curriculum, please contact the Easton Police Department by emailing

Class size is limited so don’t wait!



Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Resident, employee, or visitor of the Town of Easton
At least eighteen (18) years of age
• Willing to sign a Waiver of Liability, Consent to Criminal History Check form, and a limited Confidentiality Agreement form.


An applicant may be disqualified from participating for any of the following reasons, including but not limited to:

(a) Outstanding warrants of any type.
(b) Having a conviction or being under indictment for, or currently charged with any violent felony offense.
(c) Having a history of/or conviction for any sexual related offense.
(c) Having a history of/or conviction for Family Violence.
(d) Applicant cannot be a suspect of any criminal case, regardless of the case outcome within the past three years.
(e) Applicant is a known member of or associated with any person or organization which advocates hatred, prejudice, or oppression of any person or group or which disseminates such material.
(f) Applicant is a known member of or associated with any organization, association, movement, or group which advocates the commission of acts of force or violence to deny others their rights under the Constitution of the United States or which seeks to alter the form of government of the United States by unconstitutional means.
(g) Persons who have a pending lawsuit against the Department shall not be allowed to participate in the Community Police Academy while that lawsuit is active.
(h) Any other indications of criminal history, criminal involvement and/or previous law enforcement involvement will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and considered in the application process.


What to expect in our classes
  • Patrol Operations - speak with patrol officers to learn about their day to day job. 
  • Simulated Traffic Stops - experience the officer's side of a traffic stop by participating in a traffic stop training scenario.
  • Use of Force - learn about the laws governing an officer's use of force and experience the decision making process through the use of Virtual Reality, Simulators and staged real life scenarios.
  • Crisis Intervention Training - learn about the training that officers receive to better help people experiencing mental health crises.
  • Criminal Investigations - speak with detectives about their day to day job and the challenges of solving crimes.
  • Evidence Collection - learn about the police department's ability to collect and process evidence of crimes.
  • Drone Unit and K9 Unit - demonstrations and conversations.
  • SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Unit - see equipment used by these units and learn what they think about resolving dangerous situations.