Community Academy

Community Academy Session Taking Place in the Evening with a GroupClasses are held on Thursday evenings. The deadline to submit an application is one month before the start date to the Academy of your choice.

The Alhambra Police Department conducts Community Academies in Chinese/Mandarin, Spanish, and English (please check the dates for the next academy above). We accept applications a few (3) months before the start of each Community Academy session.

The Community Academy is a six-week course designed to introduce the principles and practices of a modern-day municipal law enforcement agency to members of the community. Academy sessions, such as Patrol Operations, Homeless Outreach and Engagement Policing, Officer Safety, Narcotics, and others, are taught by law enforcement officers. Participants will have a class of Self-Defense Training and be invited to ride along with a patrol officer on duty. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Alhambra Police Department (refer to Community Academy class dates).

Many past Community Academy participants have noted their special enjoyment of the interactive aspects of the course, such as participating in Officer Safety Scenario Exercises, where participants have the opportunity to "walk in the shoes" of police officers, and participating in a ride-along, where they got to actually ride on patrol with an officer on duty throughout the community.

Other graduates have used their Community Academy experience to kick-off their participation in the "Alhambra Police Volunteer" Program. As Alhambra Police Department Volunteers, they assist the Alhambra Police Department with valuable administrative and operational functions. These include park patrols, vacation checks, and supporting a variety of community events and celebrations, among other opportunities that arise.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your community awareness and be a part of the Alhambra Police Department's Community Academy.

Alhambra residents and business persons interested in attending the Alhambra Police Department Community Academy must be at least 18 years of age and submit an application to the Alhambra Police Department. Applicants with outstanding warrants, pending criminal court cases, a serious misdemeanor conviction, or any felony conviction, will not be -invited to participate in the Community Academy. For more information and an application, contact the Crime Prevention Office at 626-570-5177 or email Crime Prevention.