Citizen Police Academy

The Redondo Beach Citizen Police Academy provides members of the community with a working knowledge of the police department, along with the roles and responsibilities of its police officers. The goals of the program are accomplished through lectures, hands-on training, demonstrations and a ride-along with a police officer.

Participants meet for three hours, one night per week, for 13 weeks. The information covered includes:

  • Police Training
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Police Patrol & Ride-Along
  • K-9 Demonstrations
  • Gangs
  • Vice & Narcotics
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Firearms and the Police Range
  • Police Dispatch & Communications
  • Pier & Harbor Patrol
  • The Jail & Justice System

Classes are conducted in the spring and fall of each year. The police department accepts applications on a continual basis. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in participating in this program, please contact Redondo Beach Police  at mike.diehr@redondo.org or via telephone at (310) 379-2477, ext. 2493. After receiving your message, we will send you an application.

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