Police Academy is designed to enhance relationships by familiarizing
academy participants with the Santa Rosa Police Department, its
policies, and practices.
The intent of the Citizen Police
Academy is not to train citizens to become police officers, but to show
participants first-hand the daily responsibilities and expectations of
the occupation of police officers and other department employees.
What Participants Learn
Police staff, who possess a wide variety of skills, training and experience, provide the instruction. Participants ask questions, discuss issues, view demonstrations, and experience a variety of the same training drills officers complete in order to perform their myriad of duties. Participants will also have an opportunity to experience a ride-along and sit-along with SRPD Officers and Dispatchers. Participants learn about:
Criminal Justice System
Emergency Vehicle Operations
Firearms Safety and Training
Hostage Negotiation Team
Neighborhood Oriented Policing
Patrol Policies and Procedures
It is desired that upon completion of the Citizen Police Academy, participants will have a clearer understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and community interaction expected from department personnel and will share their knowledge with others in the community.