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San Ramon Police Citizen's Academy
Posted on 02/05/2019
Citizen's Academy participants investigate a mock crime scene.

San Ramon Police Citizen's Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a police officer? What’s it like to wear the iconic police badge and all that gear? What would it take to solve a criminal case? The San Ramon Police Department provides a unique program full of police officer experiences and the perfect way to get to know our department. The Citizens Police Academy is a 14 week course, packed with all sorts of classes. Each year our police department hosts a Spring and a Fall session of the Citizens Academy for adults who live or work in the City of San Ramon. Various officers throughout the ranks of our police department act as instructors and mentors throughout the program. The classes are held every Wednesday night and meet at the police department and cover topics such as:

  • Patrol Equipment and Procedures

  • Crime Scene Investigations

  • SWAT Team

  • K-9 Officers and their K-9 partners

  • Investigations Division

  • Narcotics

  • High Speed Driving

  • Shooting Range and Force Options Simulators

  • DUI Enforcement

The San Ramon Police Department is highly committed to the community we serve and we believe that by opening our doors to our residents we create stronger police-community relations. We are proud of our Citizens Academy and have worked to perfect the program for almost 20 years. We started out hosting one session each year, but due to the popularity of the program, we have hosted 2 sessions each year for the past three years. The class roster is limited to 25 participants in order for our instructors and coordinators to be able to get to know our community members. We have had the honor to host over 500 residents over the years of providing our Citizens Academy Program.

Check out the Citizens Academy web page for more information on the program, criteria and application.

Citizens Academy group photo.
Range day during the Citizens AcademyCitizens Academy members get a chance to try taser deployment.