Citizens Academy

The Waunakee Emergency Services Academy will provide community members with an inside look at the Emergency Services Waunakee provides. During the 9 week academy, students will be introduced to emergency service operations and participate in many of the same training sessions officers go through every year. Classes are every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The class will start September 13th, 2023 and finish November 8th, 2023.


The Academy is designed to increase understanding between citizens and emergency responders through education. Our goal is to provide an increased understanding of the tasks emergency service officers face every day. With better understanding it becomes easier for police and citizens to find realistic solutions to neighborhood problems.


Course Subjects:

Each of the sessions will include a look into many areas of the emergency services. Included in the hands-on citizen's academy 9 week program is:

Police Defense and Arrest Tactics/Taser Demonstration.
  • Basic EMS Skills, CCR Training, Equipment Demos, and Building Tour
  • Drug Investigations, Alcohol Investigations, Accident Investigations, Crime Scene Investigations and K-9 Demonstration
  • Fire Department Equipment Demos, and Building Tour.
  • Participation in Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Located at Madison Speedway
  • Police Simunitions - Response to active shooter scenarios utilizing simunition rounds


Potential candidates for the Citizen's Academy must meet the following criteria:
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Live or work in Waunakee
  • Over 18 years of age


Applications can be obtained at the:
Waunakee Police Department
205 N Klein Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597


Any questions about the Citizen's Academy can be answered by contacting:

Sergeant Matt Plendl
205 N Klein Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597