Police Citizens Academies

Fishers Police Department Citizens Academy 

Registration is now closed for the Fishers Police Citizens 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 K-9 program, defensive tactics, and narcotics training. The academy includes demonstrations and training as well as classroom instruction. 

Registration for the spring class will begin in late fall 2022.

Registration is a two-step process.  Begin the pre-registration process here:

Once your pre-registration is received, officers will conduct background checks. Upon acceptance to the academy, you will receive an email from FISHERS, IN with final registration information. Final registration is done through the City's Viewpoint system.  If you have not used Viewpoint in the past, you will need to create an account. Contact Gerry Hepp at heppg@fishers.in.us or Sgt. Tom Weger at wegert@fishers.in.us for more information.

Citizens 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. Contact Officer Jamie Alvis at alvisj@fishers.in.us for more information.

Fishers Police Department Cadet Program   

The Fishers Police Department Cadet Program is for Fishers residents between the ages of 14 (or currently enrolled in the eighth grade) and 19 (or currently enrolled as a senior in high school) who are interested in a possible law enforcement career. Cadets receive classroom lessons and participate in hands-on training activities which are led by members of the police department to provide Cadets with the skills and qualifications needed in the law enforcement field. In addition, Cadets will receive training in areas such as radio communications, patrol tactics, and crowd control. The Fishers Police Cadets meet two Tuesdays a month during the school year with additional volunteer and ride-along opportunities throughout the year. Cadets must attend 70% of required activities to be eligible for range day, field day, and volunteer opportunities. There is a $100 fee for the Cadet Program. 

The registration period for the 2022-23 Cadet Program is closed. 

Recruitment occurs at the beginning of each school year. For questions about the Cadet Program, contact Allison Nicholson at nicholsona@fishers.in.us or Samantha Higginbotham at higginbothams@fishers.in.us.