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Citizen Police Academy
The Citizens Police Academy will begin on February 17, 2016.  It will meet every Wednesday and conclude on March 23, 2016.  There will be one Saturday class also.

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is an opportunity for members of the community to learn about the ECPD; including the 'How' and 'Why' operate.

Attendees will learn about the K9 program, the CSI Unit, Detectives, Bicycle Patrol and the Volunteer Program.  Also included is a training class on the Use of Force Simulator and the Driving Simulators.  Each student may go on a ride-along with ECPD patrol offers.

For those interested in attending the next Citizens Academy.  Candidates must be 18 years or older, reside in El Cerrito and pass a background check before being accepted into the Citizens Police Academy. (Note: Exceptions to the residency restriction will be considered on an individual basis.)

Completion of the CPA is a great way to begin service with the ECPD as a Police Volunteer!

Please complete the online interest form so we can contact you with more details. You can also contact Lt. De La Campa at 215-4448.  Those needing special accommodations should notify us when enrolling.