Citizen Police Academy

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Yonkers Police Department


The Yonkers Police Department’s “Citizen Police Academy” is an educational program designed to foster a greater understanding between our citizens and the Police Department. A specialized course of instruction has been created to give you, the citizen, a rare inside glimpse of all the different facets and challenges of today’s Police Officer. With your participation we hope to provide a positive learning experience among both students and the instructors. The students will gain a better understanding and appreciation of what we do and the Department will have the opportunity to better understand the needs of its residents.

The classes are sure to be exciting and an “eye opening” experience for all. Not only will you learn about the current laws, but you will have hands on experience in defensive tactics, simulated firearms, pursuit driving and a “ride-a-long”.

You may contact Lt. Richard Ruyack of the Training Unit if you have any further questions or concerns. 914-377-7360

Citizens Police Academy

This informative and exciting 12 week program will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Training Unit, located at the First Precinct. There is no fee for this program and all materials needed, will be provided for the class. Members of the community who are interested in attending this no cost training can obtain an application at any of the four Police Precincts or the Community Affairs Division. Additional information and a downloadable application can also be downloaded here, or by contacting the Training Unit staff at 914-377-7364. This Training is open to Yonkers Residents or Citizens who work in Yonkers. Space is limited so file your application as soon as possible.

Download Application  (pdf) 

 A video can also be viewed on our YouTube channel at:

Citizen Police Academy 2013 2

Newly sworn in officers (left to right) President Carmen Ramiriz,
1st V.P. David Medranda, Myself, Commissioner Gardner,
2nd V.P. Nita Valencia and the treasurer Sunday Tinelle.

Citizen Police Academy 2013

The newly formed Association with Commissioner Gardner


 Citizens Police Academy 2015


Yonkers Police Training Division