Community Police Academy

The El Cerrito Police Department is currently accepting applications for an upcoming Community Police Academy.

The Community Police Academy (CPA) is an opportunity for members of the community to learn about the ECPD; including the 'How' and 'Why' we 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 Community Academy. Candidates must be 18 years or older, reside in El Cerrito and pass a background check before being accepted into the Community 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 Officer Sarah Perez at 510-215-4414 extension 19. Those needing special accommodations should notify us when enrolling. If you think you might be interested please go ahead and click here . Applications must be submitted by January 10, 2018. We hope you join us!