City Government Academy

Registration for the Fall 2022 session of the award-winning Fishers City Government Academy (CGA) is now open and closes on Friday, September 2nd. The session will kick off on Tuesday, September 6th and will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings. The academy is free and open to Fishers residents who are 18 and older. CGA allows residents of Fishers to examine the inner workings of city government by allowing participants to hear from staff, tour city facilities, and engage in the collaborative city governing process. At the end of the course, participants will have a greater understanding of how Fishers government works. To enroll in the academy, please fill out the following application. Please contact Mackenzie Poole at or by phone at (317) 595-3151 with any questions.

city government academy Open to Fishers residents ages 18+. Apply with link in bio.

Mayor’s Youth Academy

In partnership with Hamilton Southeastern Schools and the Eman Schools, the Mayor’s Youth Academy offers the opportunity to build community awareness, provide hands-on learning opportunities, and inspire future careers in the public sector. Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications are due Sunday, September 18. High school juniors and seniors that attend school in Fishers with a GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible for the program. Please contact Mackenzie Poole at or by phone at (317) 595-3151 with any questions.

mayors youth academy Open to Junior & Senior High Schoolers. Apply at

Fishers Police Department Citizen’s Academy

The academy is an opportunity for the community to participate in police-style training through a 12-week course. Topics include criminal law, crime prevention, the K9 program, defensive tactics, and narcotics training through demonstrations and classroom instruction. Email Allison Nicholson for more info.

Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Group

The Alumni Group are graduates of the Citizen’s Police Academy who provide volunteer support and organize social functions for the Fishers Police Department.

Fishers Police Department Cadet Academy

Open to young adults 14 to 19 years old, this free program exposes participants to the Police Department and helps those interested in law enforcement careers to make an informed decision. Programs offered include crime scene investigation, traffic stops, use of police dogs, SWAT, computer crimes, and more. All meetings are open to new members. Please contact Allison Nicholson for further information.

Citizen’s Fire Academy

 The Fishers Fire Department Citizen’s Academy is a free 8-week program designed to increase understanding of fire and emergency medical operations and to promote citizen interaction with the Fishers Fire Department Personnel. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the department’s capabilities, develop realistic expectations of response times from the point of dispatch, and develop a cooperative relationship between firefighters and the citizens of Fishers. Learn more about the Citizen’s Fire Academy and submit an application.