Citizens' Police Academy

To acquaint Brighton residents and merchants with the Brighton Police Department's responsibilities and legal issues as the agency enforces laws within the criminal justice system, the Department designed the Brighton Citizens' Police Academy. Participation in the Academy reinforces the importance of a strong community police partnership.

The Brighton Police Department is offering an eight-week Citizens’ Police Academy on Wednesday evenings from February 8 through March 29, 2017. The classes will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Brighton Police Department, and may include some off-site tours. Because each session creates a basis for the following presentations, we ask that applicants plan to attend all of the sessions.

In addition to Brighton Police Department presenters, previous guest presenters have included Brighton Town Judges, the Monroe County District Attorney, the Monroe County Public Defender, and police K-9 units. There have been field trips to the 911 Center, the Monroe County Jail, and the Public Safety Training Facility.

This session of the Citizens' Police Academy will be limited to 25 students, and preference will be given to Brighton residents. To register for this free Citizens’ Police Academy, fill out the application and return it to Sergeant Walter Bruzda, Brighton Police Department, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14618. Should you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Bruzda at 784-5176 or