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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, has no criminal record and agrees 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 will begin April 4th, 2017 and conclude with graduation on May 23rd, 2017. 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)



If you would like to apply click hereApplication DEAD LINE 3/9/2017 at 4pm.    Please return completed application to the following:


Muscle Shoals Police Department

Attention Brandon Brown

Post Office Box 2624

Muscle Shoals, AL  35662


turn in to the Muscle Shoals Police Department at 1000 Avalon Avenue between the business hours of 8am-4pm Monday through Friday.