Community Academy

The Community Academy is an 8-week program for Des Moines residents and those who work here. Designed acquainted participants with their police department and a better understanding of law enforcements role in the criminal justice system. Upon completion we hope that participants have an appreciation for the many challenges facing law enforcement in today.

Due to the sensitive nature of some subjects being presented in the Des Moines Police Academy, a criminal history background check will be conducted on all individuals applying for attendance.

Applications will not be considered for:

  • Persons under the age of eighteen (18).
  • Persons who are not Des Moines residents or Des Moines business owners.
  • Persons with a felony conviction or recent misdemeanor convictions.

The Des Moines Police Department reserves the right to deny attendance to any person if the results of the person's background investigation causes concern regarding the safety, legality or advisability of the person's attendance. Space is limited so register early!

For more information please contact CSO Tonya Seaberry (206) 870-7619 or email.

Check back for Fall Academy information in August. 

Community Academy Application