The City of Beaver Dam Police Department will be holding its 10th Citizens Police Academy for 10 weeks beginning March 12 and ending on May 14.  

The participants will meet each week on Tuesday evenings usually between 6 and 9 p.m.  There will be one Saturday daytime class.

The following topics will be covered in the program; city hall tour, firearms, professional communication, defensive tactics, drug investigations, criminal investigations, fire/EMT training, patrol procedures, emergency vehicle operations, OWI procedures, accident investigation, school liaison officer duties, Dodge County Jail tour, and a Dodge County Court tour with a circuit court judge.  A ride-a-long of  8 ½ hours with an officer will be required.

The instructors for this program are Beaver Dam police officers. This program is a hands-on program with an emphasis placed on class participation. This academy is not designed to certify citizens to perform law enforcement services.

There is no charge to participate. The citizen’s academy will be limited to 12 participants.  Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and must either reside in Beaver Dam, work in Beaver Dam, or own property in Beaver Dam to be accepted. The police department reserves the right to accept or deny any application. Any citizen with a valid driver’s license and no criminal background is encouraged to apply.  

The police department has graduated 109 local citizens in the past nine years who have taken part in our Citizens Police Academy. The academy has proven to be a valuable asset to the community. Graduates have formed the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Group which has taken an active role in community events and assisting the police department when needed.

Application packets can be picked up at the Beaver Dam Police Department.  For additional information on this program contact William Linzenmeyer at the Beaver Dam Police Department in person, by phone at 887-4614 or (920) 382-6529 or by email at You may also contact Chief Ronald Smith at phone at 887-4614 or by email at More information may also be found at

The deadline is Friday, Feb. 22.

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The citizen’s academy will be limited to 12 participants.

Good thing there is only room for 12 participants. This amount of people i bet are the only ones living in or own land in Beaver Dam who have a clear record. lol