Citizen Police Academy

Our philosophy of Community Oriented Policing in the City of Newark is producing many positive results. One of the most important outcome, is an increased awareness of the importance of an effective police-community partnership that includes open and honest communication. One of the goals of the Citizen Police Academy is to facilitate this partnership and to improve communication by developing a better understanding of each other’s role in the community.

Your participation in the Citizen Police Academy will not only be a learning experience for you, it will also give us the opportunity to listen to your concerns and ideas. During the Academy, you will be exposed to many aspects of your Police Department and you will learn about the laws, procedures, and policies that govern law enforcement. Our hope is that this course curriculum, coupled with the experiences of the students, will lead to lively and informative discussions about issues facing the City of Newark.

The Newark Police Department is your police department. By working together, we can solve many of the problems facing us today. Your participation in the Citizen Police Academy is one of the many ways that you can get involved in the community and contribute to our efforts toward a safer living environment.

Citizen Police Academy Re-connect Event

The Newark Police Department invites our Citizen Police Academy graduates to a Re-connect event, May 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  Speakers will present on current Newark topics, information tables from civic groups available, and  music will fill the evening.  Please complete this form citizens-police-academy-reconnect-rsvp, email Beverly Ryans at, or contact us by phone at (510) 578-4352, it is that simple.  We will contact you soon regarding the event location.  We hope to see there.

The CPA Re-connect is for Newark, CA CPA graduates, is not open to the general public and is by invitation only.

Upcoming Class:

Fall 2014. 

Dates to be determined.

Applicants MUST:

  1. Have no prior felony or serious misdemeanor convictions
  2. Be willing to have a background check completed
  3. Attend all scheduled sessions
  4. Be at least 21 years old
  5. Live or work in the City of Newark
  6. Not a prior Newark CPA graduate

Download Application for the Citizen Police Academy here. These applications will be saved for the Fall 2014 CPA class.

For more information please contact Beverly Ryans
by email
by telephone at (510) 578-4352