VPD Citizen Academy


The next VPD Citizen Academy will be held Aug – Oct 2012 and there are still a few open spots left. So, if you know someone who may be interested please pass on the following information…

The Vallejo Police Department Citizen Academy provides community members with an inside look at the Vallejo Police Department. The ten week, once a week program is designed to give citizens an overview of the Police Department function, methods and procedures. Instruction is not designed to train participants as police officers but rather provide students with a general knowledge of modern law enforcement.

Citizens who wish to become a volunteer with the Vallejo Police Department must attend this course.

Students will receive general course instruction in the following areas:

• DUI & Intoxicated subjects

• Criminal Law

• Special Operations & Crime Suppression

• Internal Affairs

• Police Use of Force & Patrol Operations

• Traffic Division & Collision Investigation

• Gang Activity

• Dispatch & Communications

• Special Weapons and Tactics (demonstrations with K9, SWAT & live fire range demonstration)



• 18 yrs or older

• Live or work in the City of Vallejo area

• Must pass a background check

• Any requirements may be waived or modified upon review and approval of the Chief of Police



• Cost per student is $50.00 (cash or check payable to the VPD Citizen Police Academy).

• Academy fees cover the cost of training materials and Citizen Academy Polo shirt.


• Applications can be obtained online (click Volunteer Application) or at the front desk of the Vallejo Police Department. Applications must be received no later than August 1, 2012.


Class is held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday Aug 8, 15, 22, 29 Sep 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10 and a full day on Sat the 27th.


Sergeant Jeff Bassett #485

Vallejo Police Department

Press Information Officer/

Training Manager/Reserves

707-648-4574 (Desk)

707-651-7147 (Press Info. Line)





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