Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy applications are due before March 13, 2024.  Space is limited. Please submit your application as soon as possible. Please contact the Community Engagement Bureau for more information at 626-307-1215. View the flyer (PDF).

The Citizens Academy is a dynamic, exciting, and informative 8-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 Engagement 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 Engagement Bureau.

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