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2401 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon
Phone(925) 973-2700
Fax(925) 838-2925

group of academy participantsThe San Ramon Citizen's Police Academy application process is open to those who live or work in the City of San Ramon.

The Citizen's Police Academy is a 14-session course held in a classroom setting with a mix of lecture, demonstrations and some hands-on activities. The academy is taught by police officers and department personnel in their area of expertise. Weekly three hour classes cover a range of topics including patrol, criminal investigations, traffic stops, crime scenes, narcotics, DUI enforcement, use of force, officer safety, community policing, and defensive tactics. The Citizen’s Police Academy will take field trips to the Marsh Creek shooting range and the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office high speed driving course.

The goals of the program are to create closer partnerships with the community, explain law enforcement procedures, and to discuss the importance of public involvement in the policing process. There is no cost to attend the program and the only commitment is your time.

The program is open to adults, age 18 and up, who live or work within the City of San Ramon. Space is limited. All applicants will be carefully screened via background check. Completed applications may be mailed, faxed to (925) 838-2925 or dropped off at the San Ramon Police Department, 2401 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583. Completed applications can also be mailed to

FALL 2018 Session: This session of the Citizens Academy begins on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:30pm. Each of the classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30pm. The session will graduate on November 14, 2018. 

If you need more information or are interested in applying for a future Citizen's Police Academy, please contact Corporal Becky Chestnut, (925) 973-2634; email

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Please note: Past Citizen Academy graduates are not eligible to re-apply.

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Many Academy graduates become V.I.P.S. (Volunteers In Police Services). Click here for more information on Volunteer Services.