Twice a year, the Burbank Police Department conducts a community academy for those who live or work in the City of Burbank. For the first time, there will be two separate academies, one in English and one in Spanish. This academy is a terrific opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the Burbank Police Department.
For thirteen weeks, participants learn from the officers who actually work in the various bureaus and assignments of the Burbank Police Department. Presentations include topics such as the criminal justice system, the police hiring process, training, traffic control, patrol, detectives, air support, the Special Response 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 winter academies start on Wednesday, January 11th, and conclude on March 28th, 2012. Space is limited. Applying early is recommended. Meetings take place in the community room at the Burbank Police Station starting at 6:30 pm, and conclude at approximately 8:30 pm. There is no charge for participation in the community academy. Applicants are subject to a background check.
Applications may be picked up at the police department and should be returned no later than December 23, 2011.