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Citizen Academies
City Government Academy
City Government Academy (CGA) is an eight-week course that allows residents of Fishers to become "students" and examine the inner workings of city government. Students will hear from staff, tour city facilities, and engage in the collaborative city governing process. At the end of the course, students should have a greater understanding of how Fishers government works for its residents.

CGA meets Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Most sessions take place at City Hall but several evenings are off-site visits to the City's Public Works Garage and various city parks. Submit an application, today!

CGA Alumni Group
For graduates of City Government Academy, the CGA Alumni Group continues involvement in city activities and happenings through roundtables with city officials. Members are also encouraged to get involved in department and city-wide events.

Fishers Police Department Citizen's AcademyFishers Police Department Citizen's Academy
The academy is an opportunity for the community to participate in police-style training through a 12 week course. Community members learn first-hand how the Fishers Police Department works. Training topics include criminal law, crime prevention, the K9 program, defensive tactics, and narcotics training. The academy includes demonstrations and training as well as classroom instruction. submit an application

Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Group
The Alumni Group are graduates of the Citizen's Police Academy who provide volunteer support for the Fishers Police Department. They also organize social functions.

Fishers Police Department Explorer Academy
Open to young adults 14 to 20 years old. The program exposes participants to the Police Department and helps those interested in law enforcement careers to make an informed decision. Programs offered include crime scene investigation, traffic stops, use of police dogs, SWAT, computer crimes and more. All meetings are open to new members. Please contact Officer Cory Robinson for further information.

Citizen's Fire AcademyCitizen's Fire Academy
The Fishers Fire Department Citizen's Academy is a free program designed to increase understanding of fire and emergency medical operations and to promote citizen interaction with the Fishers Fire Department Personnel. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the department's capabilities; develop realistic expectations of response times from the point of dispatch; and to develop a cooperative relationship between firefighters and the citizens of Fishers.

The 8-week course, consisting of one night a week, three hours each evening, will provide participants with an overview of the major divisions within the department as well as a general overview of fire and emergency medical services. Students will participate in the classroom setting as well as the training grounds, visit fire stations, and the 911 Center. Participants will also experience firsthand what fire and EMS personnel do during a tour of duty.

Requirements
  • Participants are required to be 16 or older and either a Fishers’ resident or the owner / operator of a business located in Fishers.
  • Interested individuals may complete an online application or download a physical application copy.