EL CAJON–The El Cajon Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2010 Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen’s Police Academy is an eight week program, which allows members of the community to learn how their police department functions from the inside – out. Students will attend weekly classes and learn about topics including the history of law enforcement, the criminal justice system and crime scene investigation. Students will see presentations from divisions within the police department. During the academy, students will participate in hands-on exercises such as conducting traffic stops, dusting for fingerprints and firearms simulation.
The academy will begin on Wednesday, May 12 and conclude with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 30. Classes are held weekly from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Room at Well’s Park, 1153 E. Madison in El Cajon. Citizens and business people from El Cajon are encouraged to apply, and will be given priority in acceptance to the academy. A total of 25 students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
An application for the Citizen’s Police Academy can be downloaded here or by contacting Police Service Officer Samantha Hook at (619) 579-4227. Download and print the attached application and mail the finished form to: PSO Samantha Scheurn-Hook, El Cajon Police Dept., 100 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, Ca 92020