Citizens Academy

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).

Program Dates

The Citizens Academy is held on a Wednesday evening each spring for ten consecutive weeks.  Unfortunately, the 2020 Citizens Academy has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.  

How to Participate

2021 applications will be available online, by e-mail, fax, or in person at Dublin Police Services (6361 Clark Avenue, 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

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Deputy Christina Blaylock at 925-833-6690.
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