Once a year Genoa Township Police invites residents to experience the duties of law enforcement as a member of the Citizen Police Academy. The cohort meets for two hours once each week for 10 weeks to explore topics such as patrol procedures, community policing, live-fire exercises (including "Taser", handguns, shotguns and rifles) introduction to narcotics, and O.V.I. testing.
Those interested in participating in this free program must be a minimum of 18 years old, complete an application, and pass a background check to be considered. A call for applications is made each January with classes starting in March.
After graduating, participants may opt to stay involved with the Department through the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.