Citizens Police Academy
Our Citizens’ Police Academy is a dynamic, exciting and informative three hours long, once a week, eleven week program. The program is designed to provide Monterey residents with an interactive, hands-on, comprehensive overview and to provide the citizens with understanding of the job knowledge, skills and abilities required of the modern day community oriented police officer.
Class time includes an introduction to the organization, 21st century policing, patrol procedures, traffic enforcement, field training, Juvenile laws, detective bureau, SWAT, firearm safety, defensive tactics, community action team, explorer program, volunteer program, police records and various other department programs.
- Provide service to the community.
- Provide the participants new and hopefully positive insight into the difficult challenges of today’s law enforcement personnel.
- Promote and develop partnership with the citizens of Monterey.
The concept of the Citizens' Police Academy started in the United Kingdom in 1977. It began in the City of Exeter, England. A police night academy school was implemented to allow citizens, who were anxious to learn about police functions, police operations and the organization of the police system in England.
Photos from Fall 2017 - see related City Focus article