Lt. Lichman and chief stillman with cpa class 2016-01 graduate Kendra Mcvay

The Rocky River Citizen Police Academy was established in 2011 by Chief Kelly Stillman and has been coordinated by Lieutenant George Lichman.

The Academy began as an eight week program with the goals of:

  • Providing a basic understanding of the operation of the Department
  • Providing insight into police work
  • Providing participants with a clearer understanding of their role in assisting law enforcement
  • Helping participants feel comfortable communicating with police and City officials
  • Strengthening the partnership between the Department and the community.

The Academy has grown to up to sixteen weeks of study and includes topics such as:

  • Special services
  • Internet safety
  • Domestic violence and stalking
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Drunk driving
  • Legal issues
  • CPR
  • Drug abuse
  • Mental health issues and law enforcement
  • Crime prevention
  • Firearms safety

Classes have been held annually since 2011. If you're interested in participating in the Citizen Police Academy, contact Lt. Lichman (