Citizens Academy


The Citizen Academy provides Romulus residents and business owners with a first-hand overview of both law enforcement and fire service functions of the Romulus Public Safety Department. Some of the trainings included are:

  • Bomb Squad
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Fire Suppression Demonstrations
  • Jail Tours
  • Jaws of Life
  • Medic Flight Usages
  • Patrol Operations
  • S.W.A.T. Operations
  • Use of Force

Course Instructors

Specially trained police and fire personnel have created a well-rounded program to give participants an inside look at Romulus Public Safety Operations. The goal of the program is that with each Citizens Academy, we can assemble a team of informed and reliable residents to assist with Public Safety related events and activities.

Instructors for the program are highly trained and experienced police officers and firefighters from the City of Romulus and the Metro-Detroit area. Participants will participate in both hands-on and classroom training. Recruits will utilize a state of the art, firearms training simulator (F.A.T.S.) and will participate in realistic Shoot/Don't Shoot scenarios.


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a Romulus resident or business owner to participate. There is no fee for the program; however, the City of Romulus requests that applicants be committed to the full 15-week program. Due to the overwhelming response to the first class, applicants must pre-register for the class. The class size is limited to 25 recruits.

Program Information and Application (PDF)