Community Partnerships & Programs
Partnerships between the Scottsdale Police Departments and the citizens we serve make our community safer and stronger.
Neighbors take care of neighbors and work with Police in the community. Start a neighborhood watch.
Citizen’s Police Academy
The Scottsdale Citizen’s Police Academy gives our citizens an up-close look at how the police department operates, with many hands-on experiences to help you understand what we do, how and why we do it.
We hold two academies each year – each runs 8 consecutive weeks:
- The spring session is held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings from March through May
- The fall session is held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday evenings from September through November
- Download an application (PDF)
Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy
Scottsdale’s Public Safety Teen Academy offers young people (ages 14-18) the opportunity to learn about careers in the fire and police departments through hands-on learning and demonstrations over five consecutive days each summer.
Scottsdale Police Explorer Program
The Scottsdale Police Department Explorer program provides an opportunity for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 to work alongside, train with, and assist police personnel. The Explorers receive specialized law enforcement training, attend weekly meetings and volunteer to perform important community services. Along the way, they learn to work as a team, they gain leadership skills, and they serve the community.
Explorers participate in many aspects of police work but are not placed in dangerous situations
You can become a Scottsdale Police Explorer by meeting the following requirements:
- Age 14 to 21 years of age
- Maintain a 2.0 (C) grade point average in all high school grade reports through the 12th grade
- Have no serious arrests or convictions
- Pass a background investigation
- Pass an oral interview
- Have outstanding ethical and moral standards
- Demonstrate a willingness to serve and participate in Explorer activities
More Scottsdale PD Information
- Locations & Contact Info
- View Scottsdale Crime Statistics
- Office of the Chief
- Join Scottsdale PD
- Scottsdale PD on Patrol
- Community Partnerships and Programs
- Request Police Records & Reports
- View Arrests & Bookings (PDF)
- View Weekly Crime Reports (PDF)
- Towed Vehicles
- Security Personnel Training
- Videos: Behind the Badge