The City of Riverdale Police Department believes that education is a significant factor in gaining understanding and support from the community. To that end, the Citizen Police Academy was established to foster better communication between citizens and police through education and citizen feedback.
The Citizen's Police Academy is a 9-week training session that provides insight into the workings of the Riverdale Police Department. This is not to train the attendee to be a police officer but to produce an informed citizen.
Classes will be taught by Riverdale’s finest: certified police officers, supervisors, civilian instructors, and command officials.