Community Police Academy

The next Community Police Academy session presented in English is planned for Spring 2024. MHPD is hosting a Community Police Academy presented in Spanish in Fall 2023 and registration is now open.

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's policies and procedures, 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 open to community members and consists of submitting a CPA application and consenting to a background investigation 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.

For any questions, please email