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Citizens' Police Academy

Academy classes are held at the Brunswick Division of Police Headquarters, 4095 Center Road, Brunswick. The Academy is designed to allow citizens an opportunity to gain information and insight into the daily operations of the Brunswick Division of Police, allow for positive interaction between officers and citizens and develop candidates for the volunteer program. All applicants must work or reside in the City of Brunswick and be at least 18 years of age to apply. The class is limited to 14 people and is free of charge. Class topics will include SWAT, criminal investigation techniques, traffic patrol, community policing programs, court system, canine program, dispatch, 9-1-1, and identity theft. The Academy will meet on a weekday evening, for three hours for a total of eight weeks. To successfully complete the Academy, attendees cannot miss more than three hours of the 24 hour total. Those selected for the Volunteer Program would take part in basic administrative duties, assist with community events and traffic control, and be a part of the city’s emergency preparedness plan. Brunswick Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association (BCPAAA) is an energetic group of citizens dedicated to civic service on behalf of the Brunswick Division of Police and our community. Citizens interested in attending the academy must complete an application and background check. The final selection for attendance will be determined by members of the Academy staff. Applications can be obtained at the Brunswick Police Station, or click on the button below.

History of the Brunswick Citizens Police Academy The Brunswick Citizens Police Academy (BCPA) was born in September 2005. At that time, the inaugural class of 15 members began an eight week orientation to the daily operations of the Brunswick Division of Police. In November 2005, this group of citizens became the first graduates of the Citizen Police Academy. A second BCPA session began in February 2006 with the graduation ceremony for the 15 participants held in April. After several planning meetings, the Brunswick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (BCPAAA) was established in June 2006.

The volunteers of the BCPAAA have participated in the following projects:

  • Project Lifesaver
  • City auction
  • Juvenile diversion
  • Reality Store
  • Cruiser inspections
  • Service updates
  • Child finger printing
  • HS football & basketball supervision & security
  • Eagles Christmas baskets
  • Fall Classic Soccer Tourney
  • School opening parking lot duty
  • Buehler’s hot dog fundraisers
  • BAPS Charity Walk traffic duty
  • Community shredding days
  • WWII re-enactment duty
  • Eagles golf outing
  • Mayor’s Court
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Brunswick Safety Day
  • Turkey Trot traffic duty
  • Salvation Army bell ringing
  • Brunswick Summer Celebration parade and BPD trailer
  • St. Ambrose 5K Run traffic control
  • Southwest General open house
  • Click It or Ticket campaign
  • Community Fishing Derby
  • Speaking engagements
  • Anti-terrorism seminar
  • Family-A-Fair
  • Tax Court
  • FACT


The K-9 Two Campaign

The Brunswick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is trying to raise funds to help the Police Department purchase a second police dog for its K-9 Unit.

You can help. Click the button below to learn more about this project at the BCPAAA Facebook page.








BCPAAA mission statement

This organization is organized exclusively to aid the Brunswick Division of Police as deemed necessary by both the organization and the police.

2017 Officers and Board


Dan Sutliff

Vice President
Vicky Kirkpatrick

Evelyn Czyz

Sue Esker

Sheila Bond

Robin Colantonio
Jenny Gabel
Millie Manning
Shirley Schuster


For more information about the BCPAAA, contact Lt. Robert Safran at 330-225-9111.