The Vallejo Police Department Citizen's Academy is an eight-week program designed to provide Vallejo community members with a unique opportunity to learn about the Police Department and highlights some of the services we provide to our community. Generally, classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m., with one full Saturday session held on the final week of the academy class. 

The program is designed to give citizens an overview of the Police department functions, methods, and procedures. Police officers and staff will give a series of presentations that provide information on the many aspects of policing including:

  • DUI Enforcement and dealing with intoxicated or impaired subjects
  • Criminal Law
  • Special Operations and Crime Suppression
  • Internal Affairs
  • Police Use of Force and Patrol Operations
  • Traffic Division and Collision Investigation
  • Gang Activity
  • Dispatch and Communications
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Hostage Negotiations.

The academy utilizes a mixture of lecture, practical exercise, and demonstrations to provide each participant with a broad overview of modern policing. 

Citizens who resides in Vallejo or owns a business in the City may participate. Students must be at least 18 years old and be available to attend all scheduled sessions. All students must pass a background check.

Students will receive training materials.  There is no fee associated with the course.

Out of an abundance of caution and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the academy is currently on hold until further notice.  In the interim, interested applicants may fill out the online application.

Citizen's Police Academy Application

Thank you for your interest in the Vallejo Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy! Please fill out the following form.

Is there any reason which may prevent you from being qualified or fully able to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy? If yes, please explain.
Any knowingly false statement or omission, either written or verbal, will disqualify the applicant or participant. My name, typed below, serves as an electronic signature that hereby authorizes the Vallejo Police Department to conduct a personal record and background check prior to my acceptance as a Citizen’s Police Academy participant.
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