What is a "Citizens' Police Academy?"
The Citizens' Police Academy is a one-day citizen engagement program that is designed to provide Atherton residents with first-hand information about how their Police Department works.
Participation in the Academy requires a commitment of one full day and early evening (7:00 am – 6:00 pm). The Academy will occur on October 30, 2021 at the Holbrook Palmer Park Main House (150 Watkins Avenue).
The instruction will be provided primarily by both sworn and non-sworn staff from the Atherton Police Department’s Patrol detail, Dispatch, Property and Evidence, K9, and Investigations.
What Subjects are Included:
• Dispatch and the patrol call
• DA and the Criminal Justice System
• Crisis Intervention Training
• Taser – Use of Force – Less Lethal
• Traffic - Impaired Driving
• Canine history and demonstration
• Police Technology Tools
• Security Systems and Cameras
• Force options Simulator
Attendance at the October 30, 2021 Academy is limited. We will accept the first 25 applications so that class size allows for better interaction and hands-on training. If there is a high level of interest, other dates will be identified in 2022. To attend, you must be at least 21 years old, be an Atherton resident, and not have any felony convictions. You can download and complete the application and waiver form below. Once you have completed each please email them to Jennifer Frew.
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How to Apply: Jennifer Frew @ 650-752-0503 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is September 10, 2021.