Registration is now open for Dublin Police Services’ 2022 Citizens Academy. The program runs each Wednesday, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., for ten weeks, beginning March 30, with a graduation ceremony to be held on June 1. 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. The deadline to complete the application is Friday, March 4, at 11:59 p.m.
Experienced law enforcement staff will 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). Sessions are limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Potential participants must successfully complete a background investigations check, sign waiver forms, and be approved by the Chief of Police. Felony convictions or serious criminal arrests are cause for dismissing an applicant.
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.
Complete the application.