Citizens Police Academy (CPA)
117 W. Pleasant St. Portage, WI 53901
Portage Police Department- Citizens Police Academy (CPA)
The Citizens Police Academy is an opportunity for citizens of the greater Portage Area to gain additional knowledge of our department, the officers, daily operations and tactics of law enforcement through classroom and hands-on training delivered by Portage Police Officers. In return, this program helps us meet the goals of our mission statement and maintain our close connection to the community. The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a ten week program which meets once a week on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-9:00pm. The program start date for 2022 will be Tuesday, February 1 and end on March 5, 2022
- Code of Conduct
- Police Programs
- Basic Law and Police Procedures
- Criminal Investigations/ Crime Scenes/Evidence
- Use of Force – Firearms, Taser, Defense tactics
- Traffic Stops
- Room Clearing/Searches
- Traffic Stops and Enforcement
- Active Threat Responce
- K9 Program
Who can Apply ?
All are encouraged to apply that meet the requirements below:
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old,
- Have a connection to Portage (live, work, etc.),
- Able to pass a background check; no felony convictions
How to Enroll:
Interested citizens can stop at the Portage Police Department to obtain an application,
Make contact with Assistant Chief Richard Hoege at (608) 742-2174 ext 357,
Complete the online application form and either drop if off at the Portage Police Department or fax to The Portage Police Department: Attention Assistant Chief Hoege at (608)742-1175 or mail to 117 W. Pleasant St. Portage, WI 53901.
Volunteers in Police Services:
The Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) is an extension of the police department made up of citizens to assist uniformed patrol. The VIPS are provided safety equipment and training on a monthly basis. The VIPS assist with most City events and also assist in police functions.
Must have attended the Citizens Police Academy and be able to pass a background check, no felony convictions.