Citizen Police Academy



IGH PD Citizen Academy program is designed to offer citizens an inside look into the IGH PD’s operations. We invite you to participate and learn more about IGH PD, including:

  • Tour and history of the police department
  • Functions of patrol, investigations, SWAT, negotiators, physical evidence team, bike patrol, traffic & K-9 units
  • Review of typical calls for service
  • DWI demonstration
  • Traffic stops, normal and felony stops
  • Officer survival, use of force
  • Laws of arrest
  • Searching and handcuffing a suspect

Additional Information

  • The academy classes are taught by IGH PD Officers and sessions are generally held once a week in the fall for about 8 weeks. We ask that you make a commitment to attend each session.
  • After the successful completion of this program, citizens will be given an opportunity to ride-along with an IGH PD Officer during their shift.

IGH PD Citizen Academy 2022 PD Engage Page News flash 1024x512 Opens in new window

2022 Session | Wednesdays: April 6-May 11 | 6-9 p.m.


You must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Please apply early, as class size is limited to 15. 

Submit completed applications:

  • By email:
  • In-person: 8150 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 
  • By mail: Inver Grove Heights Police Department, Attn: Citizen Academy Coordinator, 8150 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments the Citizen Academy Coordinator will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

Sergeant Ben Madsen
Contact number: 651-554-3455