Join the Pasadena Citizen Police Academy Class of 2020

The Pasadena Police Department is now accepting applications to join the upcoming Community Police Academy class.

The class is scheduled to run from February 27th – April 16th on Thursday nights from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

The Community Police Academy (CPA) is an informative, eight-week classroom series that gives an inside look at Pasadena Police operations while discussing the principles of community policing. The purpose of the class is to promote a greater awareness and better understanding of local law enforcement’s continuously changing role in the community. Presented in a friendly, casual environment, the class covers a wide variety of subject areas including police communications, criminal law and procedures (laws of arrest), street crime enforcement/investigations, field identification, weaponless defense training, youth programs and more. The course concludes with a graduation dinner, where students receive a certificate of completion. 


•Minimum 18 years of age

•Live, work or own property in Pasadena

•No felony convictions

•No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application The class is limited to 50 people.

*Community Police Academy is not intended to make the participant a police officer nor does the acceptance of an application guarantee a placement in the class.

Contact Community Services Officer Sarah Presley spresley@cityofpasadena.net626.744.7650 for an application to sign-up.
This is a unique opportunity to learn how the Pasadena Police Department serves our community, so if you haven’t enrolled in this course please consider it this Spring.