Applications Now Being Accepted For Irondale Citizens Police Academy

New Irondale Police Chief, Ken Atkinson has made a tremendous impact since taking over as the city’s top law enforcement official a little over a year ago. One of his major priorities is to implement programs to strengthen the relationship between the Irondale police department and the Irondale community.

Last year Chief Atkinson implemented a newly revised Irondale Police Department – Citizens Police Academy (CPA). CPA is an interactive academy for Irondale citizens who want to learn more about law enforcement. Police officers provide classroom instruction and hands-on demonstrations.

Class topics and activities include:

  • Range Day: Students will have hands-on instruction at the Irondale shooting range. They will learn the proper techniques and safety procedures. (*Range Day will take place on a Saturday)
  • Active Shooter Training: Students will learn how to prepare for, and respond to, situations where there is an “active shooter” at your workplace, the mall, etc.
  • Tour of the Irondale Police Department and Dispatch Center
  • Detective Investigations: Students will learn the reality of crime investigations.
  • Tactical Demonstration: IPD Tactical team will demonstrate their current, cutting-edge training for emergency response situations.
  • District Attorney: Presentation from the Jefferson County District Attorney, Brandon Falls

The Irondale Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Irondale Police Department – Citizens Police Academy. This (7) week academy will run from September 15 – October 27, 2016. Classes will be held every Thursday from 6PM to 8PM at the Irondale Police Sub Station located at 5415 Beacon Drive, Suite 123.

For more information or to get an application please contact Sgt. Meadows at: 205-789-4890 or via email:  All applications must be returned to Sgt. Meadows.

You can also download the application and flyer by clicking on the following links:


CPA Fall FLYER 2016