The Citizen Academy is here to teach you about law enforcement.
The Citizen Academy a highly-acclaimed program offered to residents by the TOPD in order to educate and have them learn about law enforcement and the criminal justice system. This is a 12-week program that familiarizes people with the law enforcement role in society.
Participants learn how officers are trained, as well seeing specialized teams like SWAT, Hostage Negotiators, Bomb Technicians, and K-9 handlers in action.
The primary goal of the Citizen’s Academy is not to make police officers out of the class, but to present law enforcement in a manner that will bust any public myths and promote valuable and lasting relationships. The “message” that the police officers are trying to get across is that they are public service whose concern for the public and the people is at the heart of everything they do.
For more information regarding the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Citizen Academy, contact the Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation in Thousand Oaks, California today!