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Simi Valley Police Department
Thursday January 26th, 2023 :: 06:11 p.m. PST


Police Department to Offer Citizens Police Academy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:  Janet Seghi
                                                                                                            Community Services Coordinator
                                                                                                            (805) 583-6287
Police Department to Offer Citizens Police Academy
The Simi Valley Police Department is proud to offer a Citizens Police Academy to members of the community.  The Citizens Police Academy program is designed to increase understanding of the operational policies and procedures of the Police Department and the Ventura County Criminal Justice System.
Students receive instruction from representatives of the Simi Valley Police Department, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, and other agencies that work in partnership with the Simi Valley Police Department.  The classes will include such topics as: Narcotics, K‑9, Dispatch, Patrol, Investigations, Gangs, S.W.A.T., Traffic Enforcement, and the Criminal Justice System.  Students will also be required to participate in a ride-along with a Simi Valley Police Department Officer.
The Citizens Police Academy is open to any adult who lives or works in Simi Valley, if they do not have any felony convictions or pending criminal actions at the time of application.  Prior to acceptance into the program, applicants will be required to undergo a short criminal history check to participate in a ride along with a uniformed Simi Valley Police Department Officer.
Classes take place once a week, on Thursday, for ten weeks, beginning Thursday, March 16, 2023, and ending May 18, 2023.  Sessions will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Simi Valley Police Department, 3901 Alamo Street, Simi Valley, along with two or more field trips held off campus where carpooling will be necessary.  Class size is limited to 24 students and there is no cost to the student.
Interested adults who live or work in Simi Valley must call no later than Wednesday, February 3, 2023, to request an application and required paper work.  Please call, (805) 583-6287; leave a message providing the spelling of your name, address, spelling of the street, and call back telephone number. 

Simi Valley Police Department
3901 Alamo St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-583-6950

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