Riverside Police Department

RPD Community Policing

Community Services Bureau

Citizen Academy

2018 Classes: September 13th - November 15th

Classes May Include:

  • Introduction of Command Staff*
  • Overview of the Criminal Justice System*
  • The Concept of Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS)*
  • Police Patrol Procedures*
  • Laws of Arrest*
  • Use of Force*
  • Crime Analysis
  • General Investigations*
  • High Risk Stops
  • Narcotics Investigation
  • Personal Safety
  • The K9 Unit*
  • Firearms and Range Familiarization*
  • The Aviation Unit
  • Sexual Assault/Child Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI / Traffic Investigation
  • Technical Services Unit (Bomb Unit)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Gangs
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Dispatch Procedures*
  • Traffic Safety
  • Volunteer Programs*

An (*) denotes courses that are a regular part of the Citizen Academy. The balance of the curriculum varies and is subject to change based on the availability of instructors. Not every topic listed will be addressed during this academy session.

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