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 20 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
Auto Burglaries and Residential Burglaries
The program will run each Wednesday for ten weeks, beginning March 31, at 5:30 p.m. Instructors plan to begin the Academy on Zoom with one-hour sessions, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and will then transition into a safe, socially distant format, extending the time period to 8:00 p.m., as COVID-19 restrictions allow.
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), pending COVID-19 restrictions.
How to Participate
The 2021 Citizens Academy is already in progress. Check back in March 2022 for information about next year's Academy.
For questions, please contact Deputy Paula Greenbaum at 925-833-6622.