Citizens' Academy

Apply now for the next Citizens' Academy beginning January 24, 2019. Please complete and return the application (PDF) and/or contact the Community Services Bureau for more information at 626-307-1215. View the flyer (PDF).


The Citizens' Academy is a dynamic, exciting, and informative 11-week course, which is designed to provide Monterey Park residents with an interactive, hands-on, comprehensive overview of the Monterey Park Police Department. Class time includes an introduction to the Detective Bureau, police communications, patrol procedures, and various other department programs.



Application information

Citizens Academy applications (PDF) and information can be obtained at the City Hall police department Community Services Bureau, 320 West Newmark Avenue. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Minors under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Participants cannot have any felony convictions, be on parole or probation, or have been arrested for a misdemeanor within the past year.

Due to the popularity and success of the Citizens' Academy Program, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. All completed applications must be returned to the Community Services Bureau.

For further information, please contact the Community Services Bureau at 626-307-1215.