Participate in our 2020 Citizen Police Academy!

Posted on July 21, 2020


The Oakwood Public Safety Department is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our Citizen Police Academy (CPA), September 9, 2020 through November 11, 2020.  The CPA will consist of a ten-week curriculum educating the participants about the functions of the Oakwood Public Safety Department.  Classes will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm every Wednesday starting September 9 at the City Building, 30 Park Avenue.

Representatives from the Oakwood Safety Department will instruct a different subject each week with the goal creating greater understanding of modern policing and its challenges, and an introduction to fire prevention. Topics to be covered include: Safety Department Orientation, Patrol Operations, Traffic Enforcement, Use of Force, Evidence Collection, and Fire Prevention / Education.

The CPA is free of charge, and due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines class size is limited to the first 8 applicants.  As of Monday, July 27, eight applicants have registered.  Please continue to submit applications to share your interest in the program in the event of a cancellation.

Applications will be processed as they are received.  Applicants must be an Oakwood resident or employed in the city of Oakwood, at least 21 years of age and pass a limited background check.  Automatic disqualifying criteria would include any prior felony conviction, sex-related offense, or conviction for a defined misdemeanor crime of violence.

The deadline to register is Friday, August 21.

If you would like to participate, submit a completed Citizens Police Academy Application via email to or mail to:

Oakwood Public Safety Department
Attn: Captain Kevin Pruszynski
30 Park Avenue
Oakwood, Ohio 45419

For additional information on the program, contact Captain Kevin Pruszynski at (937) 298-2122.

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