Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a public relations program that Union Township Police Department offers free to the public, annually from August to November. Participants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid license and be able to pass a criminal history check. The program lasts for 12 weeks with the class meeting once a week between the hours of 6 to 9 pm. There are two Saturday classes involved in which academy members visit and receive instruction at the police firing range and defensive driving course. The program culminates with a graduation ceremony, including a catered dinner for all participants and family members of those that have completed the program. This simulated police academy put on for citizens and people who work in Union Township touches on various law enforcement topics ranging from investigations and forensics to defensive driving, self-defense and drug interdiction. The interactive CPA program reduces the mystery that is sometimes placed between law enforcement and the public. For More Information call 513-752-1230 or fill out the CPA application below.

Citizen's Police Academy Application

  1. Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense?*
  2. Background Check Waiver

    By agreeing below you are consenting to a background and criminal history check to be conducted by an Investigator/Officer with the Union Township Police Department. The sole reason for this check is for the voluntary participation and admission into the Union Township Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy.  Union Township reserves the right to deny participation to any subject refusing to submit to the background check, or who submits and is found to have been convicted of or indicted for a criminal offense.

  3. Release of Liability

    I and my heirs, in consideration of my participation in the Union Township Police Citizen Police Academy, do hereby release and hold harmless Union Township, its officers, employees and agents and any other people officially connected with this event, from any and all liability for damage to or loss of personal property, sickness or injury from whatever source, legal entanglements, imprisonment, death, or loss of money, which might occur while participating in this event or as a result of participating in this event. Specifically, I release said persons from any liability or responsibility for my physical condition and for the presence or actions of any other participants. I am aware of the risks of participation which include, but are not limited to; the possibility of personal injury and/or fatigue, exposure to graphic photographs, exposure to physical activity or contact, exposure to course, profane or abusive language, exposure to firearms, blunt impact weapons and electronic devices, exposure to disturbing scenes or circumstances that police officers encounter in the performance of their duties. I hereby state that I am in sufficient physical condition to accept a rigorous level of physical activity. I understand that participation in this program is strictly voluntary, and I freely choose to participate. I understand that Union Township does not provide medical or liability insurance coverage for me. I verify that I will be responsible for any medical or liability costs I incur as a result of my participation.

  4. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date. 4) By electronically signing this form, you are agreeing to both the Background Check Waiver and Release of Liability.

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