LAPD Community Police Academy - February 27 - May 8, 2019

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On February 27, 2019, Operations-West Bureau will begin the Community Police Academy for adults. This session will be hosted by Wilshire Area.

This eleven-week course will be held at the Jewish Federation, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90048. The class will meet each Wednesday evening between 6:00 and 9:00 pm. The course will conclude with a graduation ceremony on May 8, 2019.

The Community Police Academy offers an exposure and orientation to a variety of policing concepts and operations within the Los Angeles Police Department. However, unlike prior Community Police Academy sessions, successful completion of this session will provide community members with the minimum training needed to participate in the Volunteer Patrol Program. Those who choose to take their police engagement to a new level, will have the opportunity to wear a volunteer uniform and actively participate in crime reduction strategies in their neighborhoods.

Through the Community Police Academy, enrolled students will be encouraged to build a lasting partnership with the Department, with the goal of developing a relationship between the Los Angeles Police Department and the community members we serve.

Each community member must meet the following criteria:
• Must be 18 years or older;
• Live or work in Operations-West Bureau;
• No prior felony convictions;
• No outstanding warrants;
• No pending criminal cases; and
• Must be approved by an Area Commanding Officer.

Interested community members should contact the West Los Angeles Area Community Relations Office at (310) 444-0735 or contact your neighborhood Senior Lead Officer for additional information.