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
- Traffic Enforcement
- Criminal Investigations
- Police Patrol & Ride-Along
- K-9 Demonstrations
- 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 Officer Mike Diehr or via telephone at (310) 379-2477, ext. 2493. After receiving your message, we will send you an application.