Citizens Police Academy


Academy classes are held at the Brunswick Division of Police Headquarters, 4095 Center Road, Brunswick.

The Academy is designed to allow citizens an opportunity to gain information and insight into the daily operations of the Brunswick Division of Police, allow for positive interaction between officers and citizens and develop candidates for the volunteer program. All applicants must work or reside in the City of Brunswick and be at least 18 years of age to apply. The class is limited to 14 people and is free of charge. Class topics will include SWAT, criminal investigation techniques, traffic patrol, community policing programs, court system, canine program, dispatch, 9-1-1, and identity theft.

The Academy will meet on a weekday evening, for three hours for a total of eight weeks. To successfully complete the Academy, attendees cannot miss more than three hours of the 24 hour total. Those selected for the Volunteer Program would take part in basic administrative duties, assist with community events and traffic control, and be a part of the city’s emergency preparedness plan. Brunswick Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association (BCPAAA) is an energetic group of citizens dedicated to civic service on behalf of the Brunswick Division of Police and our community.

Citizens interested in attending the academy must complete an application and background check. The final selection for attendance will be determined by members of the Academy staff. Applications can be obtained at the Brunswick Police Station, or click on the button below.

2021 Officers and Board

Dan Sutliff

Vice President
Cindi White

Robin Colantonio

Sue Esker

Carrie Doedderlein

For more information about the BCPAAA, contact Lt. Robert Safran at 330-225-9111.

History of the Brunswick Citizens Police Academy

The Brunswick Citizens Police Academy (BCPA) was born in September 2005. At that time, the inaugural class of 15 members began an eight week orientation to the daily operations of the Brunswick Division of Police. In November 2005, this group of citizens became the first graduates of the Citizen Police Academy. A second BCPA session began in February 2006 with the graduation ceremony for the 15 participants held in April. After several planning meetings, the Brunswick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (BCPAAA) was established in June 2006.

The volunteers of the BCPAAA have participated in the following projects, both past and present:

  • Project Lifesaver
  • City auction
  • Juvenile diversion
  • Reality Store
  • Cruiser inspections
  • Service updates
  • Child finger printing
  • HS football & basketball supervision & security
  • Eagles Christmas baskets
  • Fall Classic Soccer Tourney
  • School opening parking lot duty
  • BAPS Charity Walk traffic duty
  • WWII re-enactment duty
  • Eagles golf outing
  • Mayor’s Court
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Brunswick Safety Day
  • Turkey Trot traffic duty
  • Salvation Army bell ringing
  • Brunswick Summer Celebration parade and BPD trailer
  • St. Ambrose 5K Run traffic control
  • Southwest General open house
  • Click It or Ticket campaign
  • Community Fishing Derby
  • Speaking engagements
  • Anti-terrorism seminar
  • Family-A-Fair
  • Tax Court
  • FACT

Brunswick Division of Police K9 Program Donations

The Brunswick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association continues to support the Brunswick Division of Police K9 unit by accepting funds for the program. You can help with the continuing maintenance and upkeep by sending your donation to the

Brunswick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
4095 Center Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212

Checks should be made out to the Brunswick Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

Click the button below to learn more about this project at the BCPAAA Facebook page.