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. Applicants are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.
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
2023 Program Dates
The 2023 program will run for ten weeks, each Wednesday from March 29, through Wednesday, May 31, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony.
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 is now closed, as all 25 spots have been filled for the 2023 Citizens Academy. Please check back in early 2024 for information about next year's Academy.
For questions, please contact Deputy Paula Greenbaum at 925-833-6622.