Citizens Police Academy

Citizens 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, police procedures, 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 usually hosts two academies per calendar year.  Due delays as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to an extensive wait-list, we are not currently accepting applications.  Please check back at a later time or follow our social media outlets for announcements when we begin accepting applications again.  Thank you for you interest and understanding during this time! 

If you have any questions please contact Crime Prevention Officer Taylor Burruss by email at tburruss@cityoflivermore.net or by phone at (925)724-9717, or Crime Prevention Specialist Nikki Aguon at (925) 371-4978.