Citizen's Police Academy 2019

The Chambersburg Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen's Police Academy.  Applications are being accepted from May 8, 2019 through June 7, 2019 at 5:00PM and the academy will run from July 9 through August 1.  This 8-session program will meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening, starting at 6:00PM and ending at 8:30PM.

The Citizen's Police Academy provides residents from the Borough of Chambersburg, as well as those employed within the Borough of Chambersburg, with a first-hand overview of both law enforcement and community-related functions of their Police Department.  Class members will participate in role playing exercises, take tours and interact with Police Officers.  Instructors for the academy are highly trained and experienced Chambersburg Police Officers, along with other Law Enforcement professionals in the area.  

All candidates must be 18 years of age or older, complete an application and provide a valid college or government issued identification card.  A criminal history background check will be performed on all applicants.

There is no participation fee, however the Department requests each class member be committed to the full length of the training.  We thank you for your interest!  If there are any questions please contact Sgt. Matthew Bietsch at 717-264-4131 x 2465 or email him at