The Concord Police Department is currently accepting applications for the spring session of the Citizen Police Academy. The academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement, giving an overview of the police department’s function and operations. The deadline for applications is February 20.
The ten-week academy curriculum and teaching methodology embrace real examples of police work. The weekly sessions, however, are not designed to train participants as police officers. While attending the academy, students will be introduced to a variety of topics and training taught by police executives and veteran police officers. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the Chief of Police and staff members.
Classes meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Concord Police Headquarters, 1350 Galindo St. beginning March 4. Applicants who are accepted to the program will be notified of their selection at least two weeks prior to the first meeting.
Candidates must be at least 16 years old, live or work in the Concord area, have no felony convictions, and have no minor misdemeanor convictions within one year of application.
Interested candidates can visit the City of Concord website at http://www.cityofconcord.org/police/joinin/academy.aspx to obtain more information about the Citizen Academy and to download an application. Applications can also be obtained in person at the Concord Police Headquarters in the front lobby. Completed applications should be returned to: Margaret Romiti, Manager, Office of the Chief, Concord Police Department, 1350 Galindo St., Concord CA 94520, 925-671-3184.