Author: Lt. Alan Piombo
Date: January 12, 2017 11:16 AM

First Spanish-language Citizen's Police Academy

The San Rafael Police Department is proud to announce our very first Spanish Citizens Police Academy to serve the City’s Spanish speaking population. Our Spanish-Only speaking residents will have the same opportunity to get to know the San Rafael Police Department as our English-speaking community.  

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is an exciting ten-week program hosted by the police department.  Offered free of charge, this hands-on, interactive, behind-the-scenes program will be presented in Spanish by experienced department employees who share their unique perspective on law enforcement. The classes will be held every Wednesday night starting March 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The course will conclude on May 31, 2017 with a graduation ceremony. The classes will be held at the San Rafael City Council Chambers at 1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. The class size will be limited to approximately 25 participants. 

Topics covered will include: crime scene investigations, narcotics investigations, traffic investigations, DUI enforcement, vehicle stops, SWAT operations, use of force tactics, and an introduction to the K9 unit. There will be an opportunity to go on a ride-a-long with a police officer, a ride-a-long on the police patrol boa, and an optional class at a local shooting range.

Applicants must reside, work, or go to school in the City of San Rafael. You must be at least 18 years or older. Classes will be conducted by bilingual San Rafael Police Department personnel. 


How to Apply

To apply for the Citizens Police Academy click here for the Citizens Police Academy Application.  Applications must be received by February 29, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact Community Service Officer Antonette Bullock at 415-485-3114.

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Last Modified: January 19, 2017 12:12 EST (by Piombo)

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