Citizen's Academy

Citizens Academy smallThe 2017 session will meet on Thursday evenings from January 12 thru March 30, 2017 from 6:15pm-9 p.m. with the first class on Jan. 12 convening at the City Hall Community Room. 2017 Citizen's Academy Flyer

About Citizens Academy

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.

Multilingual Offerings

The program has been presented for the past seven years in English. In 2003, we were very proud to present the Citizens Academy 2 smallentire Citizens Academy program in Mandarin and Cantonese. That class was presented again in the fall of 2004. We are also proud to announce that for the first time in January of 2005 we presented the academy class in Spanish. We will continue to present the academy program in English, Chinese, and Spanish each year.


Applications and information can be obtained at the Monterey Park Police Department, Community Relations Bureau, 320 West Newmark Avenue in Monterey Park, or downloaded here. 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 Relations Bureau. For further information, please contact the Community Relations Bureau at 626-307-1215.