Registration is now open for Dublin Police Services’ 2020 Citizens Academy. The program runs each Wednesday for ten weeks, beginning March 25. Classes are held 5:00-8:00 p.m. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Dublin. The goal of the Citizens Academy is to teach the public about law enforcement operations, foster kinship between the community and law enforcement, and promote community policing by supporting and encouraging citizen involvement.
Sessions are limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Potential participants must successfully complete a background investigations check, sign waiver forms, and be approved by the Chief of Police. Felony convictions or serious criminal arrests are cause for dismissing an applicant.
During the ten-week Academy, 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).
A graduation ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Applications are available online at www.dublin.ca.gov/citizensacademy, 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.