Current Classes

Teens Take the Wheel

  • Mar 25
  • 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Parker Adventist Hospital-9935 Crown Crest Boulevard

This free event will help parents and teens start a meaningful dialogue about safe driving.

-Participate in distracted driving simulations and games
-Hear the compelling story of a teen crash survivor
-Witness a mock teen crash trauma scenario
and much more

This is a great opportunity to talk to your kids about your concerns, explain your expectations and establish the rules of driving.

The event will be held Monday, March 25 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Parker Adventist Hospital, 9395 Crown Crest Boulevard.

You can pre-register for this event at southmetrofoundation.org and select class registration.

Parent Safety Academy Keeping your Kids Safe Online

  • April 16
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Parker Police Department, 18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Pkwy.  

The world has changed from when parents were growing up. Teaching your children stranger danger is no longer enough. Predators can reach your children, even in your home, through the internet and social media.

We are hosting a Parent Safety Academy to help Parker parents learn what they can do to protect their children in the digital age. Officer Essman will be leading this conversation at the Parker Police Department Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In today’s age, ensuring your child’s safety online is just as important as teaching them to look both ways when they cross the street. It is important to implement simple security measures on laptops, tablets and mobile phones. You need to make sure every digital device they use has safeguards implemented. These devices can help maintain their privacy as well as allow you to monitor their social media usage.

It is very important that parents are knowledgeable about the different tools kids use to communicate with each other. Equally important is learning the tricks and tools kids use to try and hide their online behavior from parents. It can be as simple as having two different accounts, but only showing one to their parents, or as complicated as ghost apps that hide secret photos and videos. Learning what to look for and how to find it is critical for monitoring your child’s online behavior.

Officer Essman is also the Youth Education and Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) instructor at Parker Schools. She will talk to parents about the messages that she delivers to students in these classes. This will give parents the opportunity to reinforce these messages at home.

The class will also explain the importance of being a good digital citizen. After you talk to your child about how to report and resolve issues of cyber-bullying, it is important to have the conversation with them about being a good digital citizen when using the internet. Don’t say something online that you wouldn’t say in person.

Registration will open April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at this link

Class size will be limited to 40 and preference will be given to Parker residents.


Women's Basic Safety Class

  • March 30
  • 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Parker Police Department, 18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Pkwy.

Join Officer Lantz as she discusses strategies to help women protect themselves including working through your own personal boundaries, identifying ways to increase safety in your home, vehicle and online presence and planning for your response if you’re ever presented with a threat. This is a classroom based class that will not include any hands on fighting so the class is open to all ability levels. All ages are also welcome to attend, however, we do want to note that we will discuss sexual assault, rape and other extremely difficult topics so the material may not be appropriate for younger girls.

Class will be held on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30-10:30am at the Parker Police Department, 18600 E Lincoln Meadows Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134. There is no cost to attend the class but participants must pre-register to attend. The registration link will be activated on Saturday, March 23rd at 8:30am.

Please let Bri Rock at Brock@parkeronline.org if you’ve got any questions or would like any additional information.

Become a Weather Spotter

  • April 10
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Parker Police Department, 18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Pkwy.

Weather reports from spotters will help save lives and property during the years to come. The volunteer spotter team is an essential part of the warning decision process of the National Weather Service. Ground truth reports from spotters are used in conjunction with Doppler radar, satellite, and other sources to determine the need for weather warnings and advisories. 

Registration will open Wednesday April 3, 6:00 p.m., at this link. 

Class size will be limited to 40 and preference will be given to Parker residents at least 14 years old.



Citizen's Academy

  • Mar 7-May 9
  • Every Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m.     

Parker area residents are invited to attend the Police Department’s free 10-week Citizen's Police Academy program. This program gives participants first-hand information about how the Police Department operates. Classes will focus on criminal law, mounted patrol, evidence, dispatch, traffic laws, accident reconstruction, DUI laws, K-9, youth education programs and many other topics. In addition to the interactive classes, there is an optional trip to the law enforcement firearms training facility where participants will have the opportunity to fire weapons used by the police officers. All attendees will also be invited to participate in a graduation at the end of the program.

The interactive workshops, combined with field trips and tours, requires a commitment of one night a week from 6 to 9 p.m. for 10 weeks. All classes are held on Thursday nights, with the optional Saturday class at the shooting range.

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 spring Citizen's Police Academy. Registration filled up in less than 15 minutes for this popular class. Please watch our website and social media pages in July for an announcement about our fall academy.