Public Safety Citizens Academy Accepting Applications

The Indy Public Safety Foundation is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 11th class of the Public Safety Citizens Academy (PSCA)! The PSCA is a free, 12-week course designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the work our city’s first responders do each day to keep Indianapolis a safe place to live, work, play and visit. Participants will engage with and learn from our city's first responders, including Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD), and Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS). The goal is to build relationships and increase engagement between first responders and the community members.

“We are so excited to celebrate our 11th class of this informative program that engages citizens with the first responders who serve on their behalf each day,” said Chrissy Wurster, Deputy Executive Director of the Indy Public Safety Foundation. “With public safety top of mind for all Indianapolis residents, we highly encourage individuals to participate in this free program.”

The PSCA will run every Thursday from August 29 through November 21, with classes being held at various public safety facilities throughout the city from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Participants will spend extensive time with police, fire and EMS experts learning about the operations of Indy’s first responder agencies and engaging in discussions about pertinent public safety issues we face as a community. Limited spots are available and traditionally, PSCA classes fill up within a matter of days. To participate in this free, impactful program, please visit IPSF’s website at to submit your application by Friday, August 16. With questions, contact Chrissy Wurster at

The Indy Public Safety Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the safety and quality of life in Indianapolis. IPSF supports the efforts of Indy’s public safety agencies and the community. For more information, visit