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Citizens Academy

Muscle Shoals Police Department


The Muscle Shoals Police Department Citizenís Academy is designed to acquaint residents of Muscle Shoals with the goals, objectives, organizational structure, and general operating procedures of the agency and to promote good will, mutual understanding and community support.


Participation Criteria and Selection

All participants must live or work in the City of Muscle Shoals, be at least 18 years old, and have no prior felony convictions or misdemeanor arrest within the past 12 months prior to the academy.  You must agree to the established program rules, may participate in the program. Applicants who meet the criteria for participation will be notified of their course depending upon available course space. Applicants must agree to submit to a background check.


Course Activities and Scheduling

The Citizens Academy will meet each Tuesday night for 8 consecutive weeks from 6pm-9pm. The sessions are held one time a year each Spring. The sessions will be held at the Muscle Shoals Police Department.


Program topics include overviews of the following:


  • Structure and Activities of the Agency
  • Criminal Law
  • Patrol Operations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Special Operations
  • Ride Along
  • Use of Force
  • F.A.T.S. (Fire Arms Training Systems)
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Dispatch
  • Corrections
  • Graduation

    We are not taking applications at this time.  Please check back in January 2019. 

    If you have any questions please contact the following:


    Muscle Shoals Police Department

     Attention: Brandon Brown

    Post Office Box 2624

    Muscle Shoals, AL  35662

    (256) 383-6746




    Muscle Shoals Police Department

    1000 Avalon Avenue

    Muscle Shoals, AL  35661

    (Between the business hours of 8am - 4pm)