The next Community Police Academy session presented in English begins in February 2024. Our next session presented in Spanish will be in Fall 2024.
Winter/Spring 2024 session registration is closed
The Community Police Academy (CPA) provides community members with an up close and personal look at police work and the Morgan Hill Police Department. The CPA is designed to inform community members about our Police Department and law enforcement, foster community partnerships, and provide safety awareness by allowing community members to participate in practical police training and education. The Community Police Academy does not train community members to be future police officers.
The CPA meets one night each week for approximately three months. Registration is free and open to community members. The registration process consists of submitting a CPA application and consenting to a criminal history check. Applicants who have been accepted into the CPA will be notified by the Program Coordinator and specific session details will be given at that time. At the conclusion of the Community Police Academy, community members who have completed the program are given the opportunity to become a member of the Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program. The VIP program is an active partnership between the Police Department and community members. VIPs are utilized for crime prevention programs and various community services.