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Community Outreach

TPD Citizen's Academy

Citizen’s Police Academy is a multi-faceted educational program designed to provide members of our community with the opportunity to gain specific knowledge about the philosophy and processes of the Tuscaloosa Police Department, as well as valuable insight into the field of law enforcement. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 20 STUDENTS.

Fingerprinting for the Public

The Tuscaloosa Police Department does not offer this service at this time.

Threat Assessments

The Tuscaloosa Police Department offers threat assessments for local schools, businesses and places of worship. This service is provided free of charge for citizens of Tuscaloosa.

Active Shooter Response Training

An active shooter incident can happen in any place at any time. The best ways to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe are to prepare ahead of time and be ready. Register yourself or your business for active shooter response training and TPD's trained instructors will conduct a training session at your preferred location at no cost.

Tours and Public Speaking Requests

Members of the Tuscaloosa Police welcome opportunities to visit with the community in a positive setting. Officers are happy to visit with school classes, daycares, churches and civic groups. 



The Tuscaloosa Police Department is accepting applications for interns. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college or university and majoring in Criminal Justice or a related field. An internship with TPD is an excellent way for students to receive a general orientation to the daily operations of the department. Interns will perform a variety of assignments to become familiar with the duties of the department’s patrol, investigative and administrative divisions. 

Ride Along

The Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Ride-Along program allows interested citizens to accompany a patrol officer during a portion of their shift.