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Tustin, CA Police Department
Thursday July 12th, 2018 :: 08:31 a.m. PDT



Ever wonder what police do? Have you seen the inside of a police station? Want to learn about the Gang Reduction and Directed Enforcement Unit?

Get these and more questions answered by attending
TPD’s 45th Citizen’s Academy

TUSTIN, Calif. – Each year the Tustin Police Department holds a Citizen Police Academy. The academy introduces citizens to policing tactics and to the officers that make up the Tustin Police Department. The 2018 Citizen’s Academy will meet every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from July 26, 2018 through November 15, 2018 at the Tustin Police Department, located at 300 Centennial Way.

“We hold the Citizen Police Academy for participants that want to be more involved in their community and to provide a better understanding between citizens and police through education. The academy also provides our officers another chance to get to know our residents so that we can remain responsive to the needs and attitudes of the community,” said Police Chief Charles Celano. “The program provides graduates with an understanding of the issues facing law enforcement and how the police approach various problems.”

The Citizen Academy’s curriculum and lectures include:
• Tour of Police Facility
• Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
• Detective Bureau and Crime Investigations
• Gang Reduction and Directed Enforcement Unit
• Communications and Dispatch Operations
• Traffic Division
• Patrol Procedures
• Use of Force and Levels of Escalation
• Narcotic Enforcement and Drug Operations
• Professional Standards, Ethics, Citizen Complaints, and Officer Discipline
• Firearms Familiarization and Firing Range
• K-9 Demonstrations
• Street Gangs and Gang Graffiti
• Property Room, Evidence and Safekeeping
• Crime Scene Investigations
• School Resource Officer Program
• Chaplain Program
• OC Coroner’s Office Tour
• Ride with an Officer on Patrol for Four Hours
• Records and Personnel & Training
• Graduation Dinner

Community members interested in signing up can download an application here. Classes are free to the public and background checks will be conducted on all applicants. Applications and questions should be directed to Community Relations Officer, Dana Harper at 714-573-3272 or Applications are accepted year round and considered for the next academy. # # #

Tustin, CA Police Department
300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-573-3200

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