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 program will run each Wednesday for ten weeks, beginning at the end of March, and concluding in early June. A graduation ceremony will be held on the final day.
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
Check back here in February 2023 for the 2023 application.
For questions, please contact Deputy Paula Greenbaum at 925-833-6622.