Registration is now open for Dublin Police Services' 2021 Citizens Academy. The program will run each Wednesday for ten weeks, beginning March 31, at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Dublin. Instructors plan to begin the Academy on Zoom with one-hour sessions, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and will then transition into a safe, socially distant format, extending the time period to 8:00 p.m., as COVID-19 restrictions allow.
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. In addition to age and residency/work requirements, participants must successfully complete a background check, sign waiver forms, and be approved by the Chief of Police. Due to COVID-19 regulations, sessions are limited this year 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 & Residential Burglaries
Activities may 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), pending changes to COVID-19 restrictions.
How to Participate:
To participate, please complete the online application. Applications will also be made available by e-mail, fax, or in person at Dublin Police Services (6361 Clark Avenue, Dublin). To request that an application be sent to you by e-mail or fax, please contact Deputy Paula Greenbaum at (925) 833-6622 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 22, at 5:00 p.m.