Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Laguna Beach Police Department Citizen’s Academy Now Accepting Applications
Contact :Ross Fallah, Class Coordinator    949-464-6624

The Laguna Beach Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen Academy. The academy starts Thursday January 25, 2018 and will meet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for twelve consecutive weeks (the thirteenth week is graduation). Applications will be accepted until January 19, 2018.

The Citizen Academy is a twelve-week non-stress course designed to provide community members with a better understanding of the Laguna Beach Police Department and to help foster communication between police personnel and citizens. The Academy will include instruction in the following areas: History of the Laguna Beach Police Department, investigations, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, driving under the influence investigation, gangs, narcotics, neighborhood watch, crime prevention, crime scene investigation, police K-9 program, volunteer programs, and other relevant topics. There will also be a tour of the Laguna Beach Police Department and the Orange County Jail. Academy members will be given the opportunity to shoot at the police firing range and participate in mock scenarios.

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