The Fort Myers Police Department is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen Police Academy. Participants in the academy will be exposed to all facets of FMPD to include various hands-on demonstrations. The classes arm citizens with knowledge, providing a better understanding of police functions and greater insight to police practices and services. Classes are held at the Southwest Florida Public Safety Academy located at 4312 Michigan Avenue. Classes begin on Thursday, March 14, 2013 and will run for ten consecutive Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Additionally, there will be four Saturday interactive classes that are optional. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Citizens that live within the City of Fort Myers will receive priority.

Applications can be found at under the community tab or at police headquarters located at 2210 Widman Way. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at the department C/o Shannon Northorp.

For more information about the Citizen Police Academy contact Shannon Northorp at or 239-321-7759. The deadline for applications is February 22, 2013.

Shelly Flynn
Public Information Officer