El Cajon Police Citizen’s Academy Begins March 18th

The El Cajon Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2015 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. Students will attend weekly classes and learn about topics that include: the history of law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and crime scene investigation. Students will see presentations from the various divisions within the Police Department and participate in hands-on exercises, such as conducting traffic stops, dusting for fingerprints, and a firearms simulation.


The academy will begin on Wednesday, March 18th, and conclude with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 20. 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.  A total of 25 students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, pending a background check and approval. Applicants will be notified of their application status via mail by March 6, 2015.


An application for the Citizen’s Police Academy can be downloaded at www.elcajonpolice.org.   If you are unable to download the application, they are 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: Samantha Scheurn, 100 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020. Emailed applications will not be accepted.  Applications will be taken in the order received and 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.



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