The Citizens Academy teaches the public about law enforcement operations, fosters kinship between the community and law enforcement, and promotes community policing by supporting and encouraging citizen involvement. The Academy is held each spring, and is open to those who reside or work in Dublin. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and must successfully complete a background check, sign waiver forms, and be approved by the Chief of Police. Sessions are limited to the first 25 registrants who qualify.
Experienced law enforcement staff educate participants on subjects such as:
Crime Scene/Evidence Collection
Gangs and Drugs
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Traffic and Radio Operations
Activities include a tour of Santa Rita Jail (the fifth largest jail in the nation), and a taste of officer training at the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC).
The Citizens Academy is held on a Wednesday evening each spring for ten consecutive weeks. The 2020 Citizens Academy will take place Wednesday, March 25, through Wednesday, May 27. Classes run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How to Participate
Applications are available online, by e-mail, fax, or in person at Dublin Police Services (100 Civic Plaza, Dublin). To request that an application be sent to you by e-mail or fax, please contact Deputy Christina Blaylock at (925) 833-6690 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
For questions, please contact Deputy Christina Blaylock at 925-833-6690.