Citizens Academy


To attend the Citizens Academy, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the City of Waukesha
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a background investigation


The Waukesha Police Department conducts one Citizens Academy per year. Both sessions last 10 consecutive weeks. Classes go from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and have been held on Wednesdays.


A commitment to attend every session must be shown. Participants who are absent for more than 2 sessions will be evaluated for continued attendance.


To apply for the Citizens Academy, send a letter to the Chief of Police requesting consideration for admission. Your letter will be kept on file and reviewed prior to the next session. Please be aware that only 15 candidates are accepted into each session.

More Information

Please call or email Sergeant Habanek at 262-524-3769 or if you have any questions or requests for information.