Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy is back on for Fall 2014! We will be starting the course Thursday October 2nd at 5pm-7pm. There is a cap of 30 students for the class so sign up now!

If you would like more information, please see below, or email Officer Jim Newkirk at mnewkirk@ucsc.edu.

Contact Information:
Officer Jim Newkirk
831-459-2231
mnewkirk@ucsc.edu

When: October 2nd - December 11th, 2014

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

Where: UC Santa Cruz Police Department

Application Deadline: First Week of Citizens Academy

Are you interested in learning more about the UC Santa Cruz Police Department and our community? We offer a free, nine week Citizens Academy three times per year to inform our community about:

  • Community and Police Relationships
  • Arrest-Search-Seizure
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Lethal Weapons
  • High Speed Chases
  • High Risk Stops
  • Shoot or Don't Shoot Scenarios 
  • Community Oriented Policing

If you are interested and wish to apply, please complete the academy application form and mail it to the UCSC Police Department, attention: Officer Jim Newkirk. The application form can be downloaded here or you may email mnewkirk@ucsc.edu. Enrollment is open to all UC Santa Cruz students, staff, faculty and citizens in the community who wish to learn more about law enforcement on campus. UC Santa Cruz students may be able to receive academic credit for full attendance.

There are no special requirements for taking the course, but UC Santa Cruz Police requires that each candidate be screened with a Livescan background check. We reserve the right to refuse any candidate.

Click here for a printable Citizens Academy flyer

Click here for the Citizens Academy application