Citizen Academies

City Government Academy

Fishers City Government Academy (CGA) allows residents of Fishers to examine the inner workings of city government by allowing participants to hear from staff, tour city facilities, and engage in the collaborative city governing process. At the end of the course, participants will have a greater understanding of how Fishers government works. The academy is free and open to Fishers residents who are 18 and older.

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Mayor's Youth Academy

In partnership with Hamilton Southeastern Schools and the Eman Schools, the Mayor’s Youth Academy offers the opportunity to build community awareness, provide hands-on learning opportunities, and inspire future careers in the public sector. High school juniors and seniors that attend school in Fishers with a GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible for the program.

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Fishers Police Department Citizen’s Academy

 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. Email Allison Nicholson for more info.  

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 Cadet Academy

Open to young adults 14 to 19 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

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.