Citizen's Police Academy

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Citizen's Police Academy

The Livermore Police Department is proud to present the Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The CPA has been developed to further the department's goal of expanding the Community Oriented Policing philosophy throughout the department and the community. In doing so, it is important to have citizen-police interaction and cooperation. One way of accomplishing this goal is through an exchange of ideas and education.The CPA provides  participants with a unique inside look at the Livermore Police Department and the law enforcement community. By presenting the functions, capabilities, and limitations of the department, this course helps to increase the level of trust, respect, and sense of understanding and awareness between the department and the community we serve. Participants will be presented with a variety of topics, including; patrol operations, communications, evidence collection, hiring and recruitment, traffic, animal control, laws of arrest, search and seizure, use of force, investigations, crime analysis, terrorism, ethical issues, and many others. The sessions are designed to encourage student interactions that involve asking questions and performing hands-on activities. A tour of the police facility and patrol equipment is included in the first session. There will also be opportunities for ride-a-longs with patrol officers and sit-a-longs with police dispatchers. Each session will be taught by a member of the Livermore Police Department who has special expertise and years of practical experience in his/her respective subject. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the Chief of Police, Michael Harris,  and other members of the management staff.  Once students have successfully completed the CPA, they are welcome to join the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA).  These citizens are the primary source of our police department volunteers, who continue to support and assist the department in various community events and activities.

Upcoming Academies:The Livermore Police Department is now accepting applications for its 30th Citizens Police Academy. The 17 week academy will occur from August 10 to December 7th, 2016. The class sessions are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Livermore Police Department. There are no physical requirements for most activities, and no costs charged to the participants.We invite you to be a part of this cooperative effort between the police and the community. Applications can be obtained at the front counter in the lobby of the police station, by calling Police Support Services Manager, Lesli Prado at (925) 371-4936, by email at lprado@cityoflivermore.net , or by completing and downloading  the application from this website. We look forward to hearing from you.

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