The Vandalia Division of Police Citizen Police Academy is an exceptional program for participants to get a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the police department. The course takes place one evening a week for eight weeks. During this time, participants are provided orientation on various department functions, have the opportunity to ask questions about the agency’s tasks, and interact with different officers. Being able to handle and use some of the department’s equipment is one of the major highlights for the participants. The course is open to anyone 18 years and older, who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the City of Vandalia. For questions about the C.P.A., contact the Crime Prevention Officer at 937-415-2272.