Burbank Police Department English and Spanish Community Academies Now Forming


The Burbank Police Department conducts English and Spanish community academies twice a year for those who live or work in the City of Burbank. These academies are a terrific opportunity for the Burbank Police Department to reach out to its diverse community and allow individuals to get a behind-the-scenes look at the personnel and operations of the Department.

Members of Burbank's SWAT Team displays and answers question to a member of the class.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Members of Burbank’s SWAT Team displays and answers question to a member of the class.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

For nine weeks, participants interact with the officers from the various bureaus and assignments of the Department. Presentation topics include the criminal justice system, training, traffic control, animal control, reserve program, patrol and detective functions, the air support unit, the Special Weapons and Tactics team, police K-9s, and much more. Participants who graduate from the community academy may be eligible to become a Burbank Police Department volunteer.

The English and the Spanish Community Academies begin on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, and conclude on June 5, 2013. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m. at the Burbank Police Station. There is no charge for the community academy. Applicants are subject to a background check.

Applications may be picked up at the Police Department, downloaded from the Police Department website, or at http://bit.ly/VzT5x5, and should be returned no later than April 5, 2013. Space is limited. Applying early is recommended.

Questions regarding the Academies may be directed to Community Resource Officers Cindy Guillen @ 818-238-3235 or Joshua Kendrick @ 818-238-3223