Classes start Jan. 9 and run through April 15, marking the 22nd time the program has been offered since its inception in 2000.
The academy was designed to create closer working relationships with residents and business owners in Pleasanton and the importance of public involvement in the policing process.
Those who enroll will learn law enforcement procedures from police. Classes will cover a wide variety of topics including community policing, patrol procedures, radio communications, SWAT, narcotics investigations, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, K-9s, evidence collection, use of force issues, animal services and the DARE program.
The program is open to adults only. Applicants will be screened and participants must live or work in the city of Pleasanton.
They must be free of any felony convictions, have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application, successfully complete a background investigation check, sign waiver forms and be approved by the chief of police.
The academy will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Police Department.
Applications are available at the front counter of the Pleasanton Police Department or online at www.pleasantonpd.org.
For questions, call Crime Prevention CSO Shannon Revel-Whitaker at 931-5240 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.