Our philosophy of Community Oriented Policing in the City of Newark is producing many positive results. One of the most important outcomes 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 positive learning experience for you, but 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 your community and contribute towards making a safer living environment.
The upcoming 2019 Fall Citizen Police Academy will be an eleven week course. Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm beginning August 21, 2019 until October 30, 2019. Space is limited - submit your application no later than Friday, July 12, 2019.
- Have no prior felony or serious misdemeanor convictions
- Be willing to have a background check completed
- Attend all scheduled sessions
- Be at least 21 years old
- Live or work in the City of Newark
- Not a prior Newark CPA graduate
To apply, complete the application below or download the Newark Citizen Police Academy Application (PDF) and drop it off or mail it to:
City of Newark
Attn: Beverly Ryans - CPA
37101 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560
Contact Beverly Ryans at (510) 578-4352 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you should have any questions.