Citizen Academies

 City Government Academy

Please note that the Spring 2020 session has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Stay tuned for more info on the Fall 2020 session coming soon!

The City of Fishers’ award-winning City Government Academy (CGA) offers residents an exclusive, behind-the-scenes exploration of local government. At the end of the ten-week course, participants will have a greater understanding of how Fishers government works for its residents. 

Special accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, can be made if needed. To arrange necessary accommodations, please email or call 317-595-3150 at least two business days prior to the first meeting.

CGA Alumni Group

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 Academy

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The academy is an opportunity for the community to participate in police-style training through a 12-week course. Topics include criminal law, crime prevention, the K9 program, defensive tactics, and narcotics training through demonstrations and 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 and organize social functions for the Fishers Police Department.

Fishers Police Department Explorer Academy

Open to young adults 14 to 20 years old, this free 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 Allison Nicholson for further information.

Citizen's Fire Academy

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The Fishers Fire Department Citizen's Academy is a free 8-week 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 develop a cooperative relationship between firefighters and the citizens of Fishers. Learn more about the Citizen's Fire Academy and submit an application.