Community Involvement through Daytona Beach Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy Daytona Beach

Citizens Police Academy Daytona Beach


A successful civil litigation lawyer, Ted Doran has contributed to his community by assuming such leadership roles as chairman of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, chairman of Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, and chairman of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority. Prior to entering law school, Ted Doran was a public servant, protecting his community as a police officer in City of Daytona Beach.

One way residents of Daytona Beach can participate in community activities is through a police department outreach program known as the Citizens Police Academy. Through the course, residents become knowledgeable about the fundamental tasks of the city’s police department and gain information about the training the officers undergo.

Course topics include officer training requirements, SWAT and K-9 unit demonstrations, evidence collection and crime scene investigation, and actual firing at a shoot range.

The 10-week program is free and is held on a rolling basis, generally on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Police Headquarters, 129 Valor Boulevard, Daytona Beach.

Experience is not required to participate in the course. Students are asked to have an interest in learning about the city’s police department and the willingness to invest time in the program.