Eighteenth BDPD Citizen’s Police Academy Beginning Soon

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department will soon begin their 18th Citizen’s Police Academy. The program offers an inside look at real police training and tactics while providing participants with education on how law enforcement keep citizens safe.

Over the past 18 years, 211 local residents have joined and graduated from this program. Several of the topics covered include drug investigations, EMT trainings, OWI procedures, and constitutional law as well as tours of the county jail and police department.

The Citizen’s Academy meet Monday evening’s between 6pm and 10pm. One Saturday class is planned, starting at 9am and concluding at 3pm. Participants will also ride along with a Beaver Dam police officer for an eight-hour tour of duty. There is no charge to sign up but the class is limited to only 12 individuals. Applicants must be 18 years of age and preference is given to those who live, work, or own property in the city. The program begins on March 14th and ends on June 6th. Applications are due by February 25th.

Application packets can be picked up at the Beaver Dam Police Department. For additional information contact Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson at 920-887-4614 or 920-210-9378. You can email Johnson at [email protected] or get more information at the city of Beaver Dam’s website www.cityofbeaverdam.com.


The photo is the Beaver Dam Police Department’s graduating class from 2020-2021.

Front Row from left: Don Armour, Rhonda Ritchie

Back Row from the left: Chief John Kreuziger, Marlene Berthiaume, Thomas Berthiaume, Janine Jorgensen, Christina Roberts, Brad Waddell, Jeff Fuhrman, Officer William Linzenmeyer

Not Pictured: Dan Posthuma, Jeff Winter