The deadline to register for Dublin Police Services' 2019 Citizens Academy is Sunday, March 3, at 11:59 p.m. There a still a few spots open for this program, which runs each Wednesday for ten weeks, 5:00-8:00 p.m., beginning March 27. 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.
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).
Prior to the start of the Academy, participants must successfully complete a background check, sign waiver forms, and be approved by the Chief of Police.