GVPD University

GVPDU logo with eagleThe Golden Valley Police Department offers an ongoing safety education series for citizens called GVPD University (GVPDU). These in-depth classes are open to anyone, though some courses are more adult-oriented than others.

Upcoming Classes

2018-2019 Citizen's Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy classes offer a chance to go behind the scenes with GVPD and learn about things like patrol, use of force, SWAT, investigations, crime lab, and much more.

If you live or work in Golden Valley, this is a chance to work with police toward a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community.

Classes are free—attend one or attend them all!


6–9 pm - (Dinner Included)
Brookview Golden Valley

  • Thurs, Nov 15: Use Of Force & Importance of Body Cams (50 participants max)
  • Thurs, Jan 17: Investigations & Crime Lab (50 participants max)
  • Thurs, Feb 21: Patrol, SWAT, Drone Program (50 participants max)


Fill out this form to register for a Citizen's Police Academy class. Please note that each person attending must fill out a form.

For more information, contact the Golden Valley Police Department at 763-593-8079 or email us.