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
2022 Program Dates
The program will run each Wednesday for ten weeks, beginning March 30, at 5:30 p.m. Instructors plan to host the academy in person this year, but will continue to monitor the COVID situation and alter the program, as COVID restrictions allow. (For example, the program could begin on Zoom and then transition to in-person instruction; or begin in person and transition to Zoom, depending on the situation.)
The classes will run from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for 10 weeks, from March 30 to June 1. A graduation ceremony will be held on June 1.
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).
How to Participate
The application period will run from February 14 through March 4. To apply, complete the application. (The application will go live on February 14.)
For questions, please contact Deputy Paula Greenbaum at 925-833-6622.