Citizen Academy

Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy

The Missoula Police Department has hosted a Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA) since 1993 inviting local citizens, business owners, fraternal organization members, etc. to participate.

The 2020 session will begin on Jan. 15th, 2020. It will be held on Wednesday evenings from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will run for 8 weeks.

This academy includes an overview of our department's activities including presentations from officers about our many programs including, but not limited to:

In addition, we try to provide some hands-on applications for our participants including a ride-a-long with officers and a training simulator application.


The response to the CLEA has been phenomenal, and we have had very positive feedback from our participants. This eight-week program has provided Missoula citizens with a realistic view of their Missoula Police Department's activities, challenges, and accomplishments.


Please fill out this application and this liability waiver and return them to the Missoula Police Department, 435 Ryman St.  You can also complete this online application.  If you use the online form, you will still need to physically complete the liability waiver and return it to the police department.  You can also request an application be sent to you by calling Laurie Clark at 552-6320 or emailing