Police Dept. Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy


The Missoula Police Department is accepting applications for its 2016 Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA). For over 18 years, this program has provided Missoula citizens with a realistic view of their Missoula Police Department’s activities, challenges and accomplishments.

The academy is open to local citizens, business owners, fraternal organization members and non-profit organizations. It includes an overview of the Missoula Police Department’s activities including Uniform Patrol, Investigations, Special Teams, School Resource Officers, Crime Scene Investigations, K-9 program, Drug Recognition Experts and Quality of Life. There are also some hands-on activities, including a ride-along with officers and a training simulator.

The CLEA will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for eight weeks beginning January 27th.

Applications may be completed online HERE OR you may request an application be sent to you by calling Laurie Clark at 552-6320 or e-mailing lclark@ci.missoula.mt.us.

Space for the CLEA is limited; a review of applications will result in approximately 30 invitations to successful applicants. The deadline for submission of the application is January 13, 2016.