The Citizens Police Academy provides community members with an up close and personal look at police work and the Morgan Hill Police Department. The academy builds partnerships between police and community members by allowing citizens to participate in practical police training, education and the possibility of joining the MHPD Volunteers in Policing program.
The Citizens Academy does not train citizens to be future police officers. It is designed to inform citizens about police policies and procedures, and to foster community support, safety and awareness.
The academy meets one night a week, and will be limited to a manageable amount of participants. Participants learn about topics such as:
Police selection and training
We are now taking applications for the Fall 2018 Citizen's Academy!
The Fall 2018 session starts Thursday August 23 and runs through Thursday November 15.
Sessions are approximately 3 hours each and are held in the evening at the Police Department.
Preference is given to Morgan Hill residents.
All academy applicants are carefully screened and are required to consent to a background investigations check. Complete an online application.