Citizens Police Academy accepting applications

Vandalia Crime Prevention Officer Doug Nagel and Detective Jenny Chiles discuss the Citizens Police Academy.

VANDALIA – The Vandalia Division of Police is accepting applications for the department’s Citizen Police Academy (CPA). The class meets one day a week for 2-3 hours beginning August 20 at 6 p.m. and continuing for 10 weeks.

The CPA is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Vandalia.

The CPA is an instructional program designed to provide Vandalia citizens with an understanding of the science and art of policing. The comprehensive program is designed to provide information on the law enforcement profession and its government principles.

The CPA will introduce citizens to a number of current law enforcement issues and the latest Vandalia Division of Police procedures. It is not intended to train citizens to take police action or perform law enforcement duties. Instead, the CPA provides them with an overview of how a police department operates.

An optional ride-along and tour of police facilities is included in the program. Training is provided by police officers and civilians that have experience in the related subject areas.

Applications can be picked up at the Vandalia Police Department or printed from the City of Vandalia website ( or by clicking on the PDF below.

Spots are limited so those interested are asked to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Please return the completed application to the Vandalia Division of Police by mail, fax or in person and address it to Officer Douglas Nagel. Mail applications should be addressed to the Vandalia Division of Police, Attention Officer Douglas Nagel, 245 James Bohanan Memorial Drive, Vandalia, Ohio 45377.

If you have further questions about the CPA, you may contact Officer Nagel at (937) 415-2272, by e-mail at