On October 13th, the Citrus Heights Police Department will begin their sixth session of the Citizen Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy introduces participants to their local criminal justice system by familiarizing them with the Citrus Heights Police Department. Participants are provided with knowledge and first hand experience about the justice system, patrol procedures, criminal investigations, narcotics, firearms, defensive tactics, hostage units, emergency vehicle operations, community oriented policing, and are given the chance to ride along with officers on patrol. The intent of the Citizen Academy is not to train citizens to become police officers but rather to further enhance the partnership between the police department and the local community.
The Citizen Police Academy consists of 10-three hour sessions every Wednesday evening beginning October 13th through December 15th (10 weeks). Each class is instructed by well-trained and experienced officers of the police department. Graduates of the academy will have a clearer understanding of the police department and are invited to further their knowledge by participating in the department's volunteer program.
Click here to download an application for the CHPD Citizens Police Academy!
You must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen who lives or works in Citrus Heights, and have no felony convictions. The class size is limited to 50 participants.
If you're interested in attending the Citrus Heights Police Department Citizen Police Academy, please download an application or stop by the Citrus Heights Police Department to fill one out. If you have any questions about the Citizen Academy, please call Community Services Officer Larissa Wasilevksy at (916) 727-5879, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.