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Police Citizen Academy

Developed in 1995, the Citizens Academy was developed to provide the community a better understanding of the nature and responsibility of police work. The department holds two academy classes annually, each training 22-24 students. Participants attend twelve weekly training sessions encompassing all aspects of police duties. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, training in firearms; defensive driving; building searches; defensive tactics; and vice investigations. Sioux City Police officers provide students the opportunity to perform many different police functions in a controlled environment using "hands-on" instruction. In addition, students spend time in the Communications Center and with officers on the street directly observing the dispatch and call response functions. The program is extremely popular and has graduated nearly 500 students since its inception. For more information about the Citizens Academy, contact Lt. Pat McCann at 712-279-6390.

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Sioux City Police Department

601 Douglas St.
Sioux City, IA 51101

phone: 712-279-6440
fax: 712-279-6148

To Report a Non-Emergency Crime or Accident

Victim Advocacy Program or 
Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator
at 712-279-6398 or 
the Council's web site.


Project Lifesaver is a project
that provides a tracking system
to locate individuals who have
the tendency to wander and become lost.

Project Lifesaver International

or contact Rita Donnelly 712-279-6424