The Citizens' Academy teaches the public about law enforcement operations, fosters kinship between the community and law enforcement, and promotes community policing by supporting and encouraging citizen involvement. The Academy is held each spring, and is open to those who reside or work in Dublin. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and must successfully complete a background check, sign waiver forms, and be approved by the Chief of Police.
Experienced law enforcement staff educate participants on subjects such as:
Crime Scene/Evidence Collection
Gangs and Drugs
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Traffic and Radio Operations
Activities include a tour of Santa Rita Jail (the fifth largest jail in the nation), and a taste of officer training at the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC).
The 2017 Citizens' Academy will be held for ten consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., beginning on April 5, 2017. A graduation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 7.
How to Participate
The deadline to apply for the 2017 Citizens' Academy has passed. Check back in February 2018 for information about next year's Citizens' Academy, or contact Officer Christina Blaylock or Officer Channing Rhodes at the numbers below.
For questions, please contact Deputy Christina Blaylock at 925-833-6690 or Deputy Channing Rhodes at 925-833-6622.