Community Partnerships & Programs

Partnerships between the Scottsdale Police Departments and the citizens we serve make our community safer and stronger.

Neighborhood Watch

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 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday evenings from March through April
  • The fall session is held 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday evenings from September through October
  • Download an application  (PDF)

For more information, please contact Community Education Officer Chris Vassall at 480-312-1922.

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.

For information about the academy, contact Fire Public Education Officer Lori Schmidt at 480-312-1817

Scottsdale Police Cadet Program

The Scottsdale Police Department Cadet 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 Cadets 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.  

Cadets participate in many aspects of police work but are not placed in dangerous situations

You can become a Scottsdale Police Cadet 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 Cadet activities

For more information about the Scottsdale Police Cadet Program, contact Sherry Barron at 480-312-0307 or Officer Devon Lines at 480-312-5127.  



Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Police Department
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 


General number/file a report: 480-312-5000
TDD - 480-312-5419

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