Invitation from Chief Dyer: On behalf of the Fresno Police Department, I would like to invite those of you who live or work in the city of Fresno to participate in the Citizens Police Academy. This valuable program is offered with the goal of enhancing, through education, the relationship between the Fresno Police Department and the citizens we protect and serve.
The course is both educational and enjoyable. In addition to sessions in the classroom, you will tour our most interesting facilities and enjoy hands-on experiences with the law enforcement tools used by our officers. Classroom topics include: Patrol Procedures, Officer Involved Shootings, Homicide, Traffic Enforcement, Gangs, and others. You will tour our Dispatch Center, Crime Scene Bureau (CSI), and test your skills on the Use of Force and Driving Simulators that we train our officers on. You will go to our K-9 and Mounted Patrol facility for demonstrations, to our Skywatch hanger to see how our Air Support Unit works, and you’ll take a tour of the Fresno County Jail. One of the favorite classes is at the Peace Officer’s Range, where you will have the opportunity to shoot four different types of Fresno Police Department service weapons currently in use in the field. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to come and get to know how the Department operates and meet the men and women who protect your city. I also hope that upon completion of the course, you may want to consider continuing your involvement with the Fresno Police Department by participating in one or more of the many volunteer opportunities for which you will be uniquely qualified. Jerry Dyer, Chief of Police
Classes begin July 13th and meet every Wednesday night for 12 weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Participants will also be introduced to opportunities in the Citizens on Patrol (COP) and Volunteers in Police Service programs. The classes are held at the Fresno Police Department’s main training room in the Annex Building located at 2326 Fresno Street, between “M” and “N”, or other FPD facilities. Details and an application form are attached.
TO REGISTER OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact CSO Lindsay.Hughes@Fresno.gov or call 621-6228.