Citizen Police Academy

The Mount Dora Citizen Police Academy (CPA) allows Mount Dora's law enforcement agency to show its citizens how and why decisions are made and the different functions of the police department as well as the other programs the police department CPA Programsupports.

The department launched its first CPA class in August 2014 with 12 Mount Dora citizens participating. These free classes are held every Wednesday at 6:00 PM for three hours for 10 weeks and cover a variety of police duties, such as felony and routine patrol stops, DWI enforcement, firearms training and crime scene investigation procedures. The program also offers experiential exercises for citizens, including mock traffic stops and building searches. 
Application are currently being accepted for the next CPA class which will be held in the Spring of 2019.  Classes start on February 13, 2019.

Download Application (PDF)

Note: Once complete, this application must be printed and notarized.
Completed applications can be delivered to the Mount Dora Police department headquarters, located at 1300 N. Donnelly Street, or mailed to the same address ATTN: Mike Garcia.

For additional information please contact Mike Garcia at or call (352) 735-7196.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Good moral character
  • Minimum age of 21
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury, or false statements as outlined in the Florida Statutes
  • Posses a valid driver's license for at least one year
  • Must be able to attend each class
  • Must live, work or have a vested interest with the city of Mount Dora

The Mount Dora Police Department reserves the right to refuse attendance. Ultimate discretion is reserved to the Chief of Police.