October 12, 2018

Alhambra Police Department Community Academy

Alhambra Police Department News Release

SUBJECT OF PRESS RELEASE: Alhambra Police Department Community Academy
DATE OF RELEASE: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
PERSON RELEASING THIS INFORMATION: CPS J. Cuchilla (626) 570-517/ jcuchilla@alhambrapd.org
PDF OF RELEASE: Download a copy of the release

The Alhambra Police Department is pleased to announce the return of its popular Community Academy. This winter, the Alhambra Police Department is conducting a Community Academy in English. The department is currently accepting applications to its 2019 Community Academy English 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 Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Alhambra Police Department between January 9, 2019, and February 13, 2019.


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 Volunteers on Patrol” 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, beginning on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Deadline to submit the application is December 10, 2018.


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 (626) 570-5177 or crimeprevention@alhambrapd.org. You may also fill out the application at  www.cityofalhambra.org– on the Alhambra Police Home Page, scroll-down and click-on Community Academy.

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