Citizens Academy

Blaine Citizens Academy is an eight-week course designed to introduce residents to the structure and daily operations of the Blaine Police, Fire and Community Standards departments that comprise the City of Blaine Safety Services Division. 
The fast-paced academy provides both classroom and hands-on training, offering a fun and safe behind-the-scenes look at the functions of the Safety Services Division
while allowing participants an opportunity to perform tasks otherwise reserved for police officers and firefighters. Safety Services professionals will conduct and
oversee simulations like felony traffic stops, motor vehicle extrication and firefighter training exercises to show participants first-hand the pressure, hard work and satisfaction associated with working in Safety Services. 

Topics Include

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  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Felony Traffic Stops
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Fire Investigations
  • Fire Inspections
  • Motor Vehicle Extrication
  • Firefighting Skills
  • Housing Maintenance
  • Code Compliance
  • Fire and Life Safety
  • Police Use-of-Force
  • Drug Awareness
  • Crime Prevention

Cost and Eligibility

Citizens Academy is free. Participants must live or work in Blaine, be at least 18 years old and pass a criminal history background check. The course is limited to 20
participants.

If you are interested in attending Citizens Academy, you must live or work in the City of Blaine, be 18-years-old, and successfully complete a background investigation.

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Citizens Academy
Citizens Academy
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Citizens Academy
Citizens Academy
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    Physical Address
    10801 Town Square Drive NE
    Blaine, MN 55449


    Directions

    Phone: 763-717-2713
    Emergency: 911

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8AM - 4:30PM