The citizens Academy is designed to educate community members on the duties, training, investigation techniques in situation police officers may encounter during the performance of their duties. It’s an opportunity for our community members to learn more about their Police Department and officers in a learning environment. We want to get to know our citizens and for them to get to know us; so we could build a strong relationship and reduce crime together. The defensive tactics portions of our course covers the laws that allow police to use reasonable force to effect an arrest and overcome resistance. We also provide hands-on training in basic control holds, weaponless defense and police baton training. You can find out the dates of future citizens Academy courses by checking out the Antioch Police website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Nextdoor.