The Santa Barbara Police Department is now taking applications for the next English language Citizens Academy, which will begin Feb. 13.
The Citizens Academy is a great way to learn about the Santa Barbara Police Department, police work and our community.
During the eight-week program, participants will be exposed to police training, investigative techniques and technology. They will also have the opportunity to ride-along with officers on patrol.
Classes will be held weekly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays until April 3 at the Santa Barbara Police Department. This program is very popular, and class size is limited. There is no cost to participate.
— Sgt. Riley Harwood is a public information officer for the Santa Barbara Police Department.