Community Academy

Applications can be found at the bottom of this page or by clicking this link.


Laramie Police Department is accepting applications for the first Community Academy. This new program is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of the police profession and specifically your local police.

The requirements to attend the academy are minimal:

  • Ability to sit for up to three hours in a classroom environment
  • Ability and willingness to participate in classes that are more physical in nature (i.e. firearms overview, custody and control demonstration, and scenario simulator)
  • Desire to share information and experiences with other community members. Since class sizes are limited, priority will be given to Laramie residents.
  • Time commitment- The academy will be held on Thursday evenings, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, beginning October 5th and concluding November 16th. The community members who are selected to attend are expected to make the commitment to attend all training sessions.
  • The Chief of Police may reject any applicant due to criminal history, law enforcement contacts, or any indication the applicant may be disruptive to the class.

We want this to be a positive experience for all participants, including the instructors. The academy setting is not the appropriate place to actively dispute policies or procedures of Laramie Police; however, we do welcome questions and constructive discussion. We value the opportunity to learn from your experiences and perspectives.

Subjects Covered

-Police Ethics                                                     -Investigations Division

-Department Overview                                         -Records Division

-Internal Affairs                                                   -Bomb Squad

-Legal System                                                     -Dispatch

-Patrol Operations                                               -Use of Force

-Traffic Stops                                                      -Custody and Control

-Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)                              -Firearms

-Driving                                                               -Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)

-Special Response Team (SRT)

If you are interested in attending, please complete the application no later than Friday, September 8th, 2023. Selected participants will be notified by Friday, September 15th, 2023. All applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process. Due to the sensitive nature of the information provided at the academy, a background screening is necessary for all participants.

Any questions please contact Sgt. Lenhardt at 307-721-2529 or at


There are three ways you can submit an application:

  1. You can go to the Laramie Police Station to fill out an application in person.
  2. You can download and print the application using the link below, fill it out, then bring the completed application to the Police Station.
  3. You can turn in a completed application using the submission box below. Once it is uploaded, please click 'submit.'

The application can be found using the link below. Have completed applications submitted online via the submission box below or turned in to the Police Dept. at 620 Plaza Ct. Laramie, WY. by September 8th, 2023. Selected participants will be notified by September 15th.

Community Academy Application

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