Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be on the other end of a traffic stop? You have the vehicle pulled over, and as you walk up to the driver’s door, the passenger jumps out of the car and runs off. What do you do?

What happens if you get call to respond to a possible burglary? You arrive to find the sliding glass door to the house, has been broken? You have several choices:

  1. Accept there is a burglary and leave
  2. Accept there is a burglary and wait for the owner to check out the house
  3. Check the house and see if the burglars are still there, and possibly find a bad guy inside
  4. Find another solution

You can find out the answer to these questions when the Sedalia Police Department hosts the Citizen Police Academy in September.


There will be hands-on, practical exercises in which you can get involved. Some of the exercises will include handling disturbances, shoot-don’t shoot, and evidence collection, among others. Find out if it’s as easy as it looks on TV.


Spaces are still open for the Citizens Police Academy, but it is limited to 20 people. If you would like to participate in the Academy, applications can be picked up at the Sedalia Police Department in Downtown Sedalia. For more information, please call 660-826-8100.

The Citizens Police Academy begins September 13, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.