Citizens Academy

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 for the 2022 program has passed.  Look for the 2023 application in February 2023. 

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Deputy Paula Greenbaum at 925-833-6622.

Contact Us

  1. 6361 Clark Avenue
    Dublin, CA 94568

    Phone: 925-833-6686; 925-833-6677
    Fax: 925-828-2893
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