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. Applicants are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.




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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

Other 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).  

2024 Program Dates

The 2024 program will take place on Wednesday evenings, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., from March 27 to May 29.  A graduation ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

How to Participate

Applications will be available here beginning on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 8:00 a.m.