City Government Academy

Registration is now open for the City of Fishers’ award-winning City Government Academy (CGA). The program offers residents an exclusive, behind-the-scenes exploration of local government. At the end of the nine-week course, participants will have a greater understanding of how Fishers’ government works for its residents. Classes are typically on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Applications close on Friday, September 3. If you have any questions please contact Mackenzie Poole. Register here.

 Special accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, can be made if needed. To arrange necessary accommodations, please email or call 317-595-3151 at least two business days prior to the first meeting.

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 2021-2022 school year. The deadline has been extended to Friday, September 10. High school juniors and seniors that attend school in Fishers with a GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible for the program. If you have questions, please email or call 317-595-3151.

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CGA Alumni Group

The CGA Alumni Group continues involvement in city activities and happenings through roundtables with city officials. Members are also encouraged to get involved in department and city-wide events.

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.