2014 Citizen’s Police Academy
The El Cajon Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a ten-week program that 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 and participate in hands-on exercises such as conducting traffic stops, dusting for fingerprints and firearms simulation.
The academy will begin on Wednesday, September 3rd, and conclude with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Classes will be held every Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the El Cajon Police Station, in the Community Room, located at 100 Civic Center Way, in El Cajon. Everyone is encouraged to apply; however, citizens and business people in the city of El Cajon will be given priority. Applicants must be 18 years old to attend. A background check will be conducted on all applicants. A total of 25 students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, pending the background check and approval. Applicants will be notified of their application status via mail, by August 22, 2014.
An application for the Citizen’s Police Academy can be downloaded at www.elcajonneighbors.org (or at the bottom of this page). If you are unable to download the application, they will be available at the front counter of the Police Department, or one can be mailed to you. Applications must be dropped off or mailed to: El Cajon Police Department, Attn: PSO Samantha Scheurn, at 100 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA, 92020. We cannot accept e-mailed applications. Applications will be taken in the order received. All applications received after the first 25 will be placed on a waiting list.
If you have any questions or need an application, please contact Police Services Officer Samantha Scheurn at (619) 579-4227.