Citizen’s Academy Really Needs You!

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG)  |  By Ashley Downton, City of Rancho Cordova
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K9 presentations are a popular demonstration at the Citizen’s Academy. Photo courtesy of Rancho Cordova Police Department

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Residents at the Citizen’s Academy get to learn about a variety of topics related to law and enforcement. Photo courtesy of Rancho Cordova Police Department

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - RCPD’s Citizen’s Academy is an eight-week course that will provide local residents with information about the police department and its proactive policing programs, as well as tools and resources residents can use to help prevent crime. The academy will be taught by police executives and veteran officers on Wednesdays from September 11 through October 30, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm.

“The Citizen’s Academy will offer our residents an insider’s look at the many ways RCPD keeps our community safe,” said Police Chief Chris Pittman. “The Academy will also further build relationships and increase communication between our officers and residents, which is vital to continue preventing crime in Rancho Cordova.”

Academy participants will learn about the divisions at RCPD, laws of arrest, patrol procedures, investigations, and other topics. Participants will also tour the Sacramento County District Attorney’s crime lab, experience demonstrations by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit and Explosive Ordinance Detail, and participate in a ride along.

Apply online at www.RanchoCordovaPD.com or in person at 2897 Kilgore Road, weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm. Applications are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 28.

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old, live or work in the City of Rancho Cordova, have no prior felony convictions, and have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application.

If you have any questions about the Citizen’s Academy, please contact Tina Aldama at 916-875-5852 or taldama@ranchocordovapd.com.