Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen’s Police Academy is an eight-week orientation program conducted by the Blair Police Department. Classes are one evening a week beginning in September and typically last 2 ½ to 3 hours.

During the academy, students will participate in a series of classes covering a multitude of law enforcement topics including:

  • The History of the Blair Police Department
  • Police-Community Relations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Response to Resistance-Defensive Tactics
  • Pursuit Driving and Traffic Stops
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Department K9 Program

Participants will also be able to ride with a Blair police officer on patrol and attend firearms training conducted by a state certified firearms instructor.

The benefits of the Citizen’s Police Academy are:

  • Enhanced communication between the police department and community
  • Educate the community about the department’s mission and role
  • Familiarize citizen’s with commonly faced problems
  • Elicit cooperation from community members

For more information about the Academy, contact Captain Travis  Lyon at 402-426-4747 or at

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