On behalf of the Fresno Police Department, I would like to invite those of you who live or work in the City of Fresno to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy. This valuable program is offered with the goal of enhancing, through education, the relationship between the Fresno Police Department and the Citizens we protect and serve.
The course is not only educational, it is fun and exciting. In addition to sessions in the classroom, you will tour our most interesting facilities and enjoy hands-on experiences with the law enforcement tools used by our officers.
Classroom topics include: Patrol Procedures, SWAT, Internal Affairs, Officer Involved Shootings, Homicide, Traffic Enforcement, Gangs, and others. You will tour our Dispatch Center, Crime Scene Bureau (CSI), and test your skills on the Use of Force and Driving Simulators that we train our officers on. Your class will go to our K-9 and Mounted Patrol facility for demonstrations, to our Skywatch hanger to see how our Air Support Unit works, and you’ll take a tour of the Fresno County Jail.
One of the favorite classes is at our new Training Facility Firing Range, where you will have the opportunity to shoot the different types of Fresno Police Department service weapons currently in use in the field.
I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to come and get to know how the Department operates and meet the men and women who protect your city. I also hope that upon completion of the course, you may want to consider continuing your involvement with the Fresno Police Department by participating in one or more of the many opportunities for which you will be uniquely qualified.
I look forward to meeting you,
Chief of Police