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About The Citizen's Academy
Laguna Niguel Police Services and the City of Laguna Niguel are proudly offering a Citizen Academy to our community members. The Citizen Academy is a 15-week informational series that is designed to give citizens an inside, in-depth look at the daily operations of Laguna Niguel Police Services and Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The academy class meets once a week from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Laguna Niguel City Hall. The first 14 weeks include interactive course instruction, which is provided by a variety of Sheriff’s Department personnel who are experts in their field. The 15th week is dedicated to a graduation celebration.

Some of the courses included in the current Citizen Academy schedule are:
  • Narcotics
  • Gangs
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Patrol Stops
  • K-9 Unit Demonstrations
  • Use of Force
  • Tactical Training Center
  • Investigations
  • Forensics
  • Night Problems
  • Orange County Jail Tour
  • Patrol Ride-Along

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As interesting and fun as the Academy is, it does not qualify students to become police officers. A career in law enforcement requires an extensive application process and training program. The Citizen Academy is intended for personal growth only, but we believe it is a great way to learn about your community, its citizens, and the deputies working in Laguna Niguel.

We have graduated nearly 350 people from our Citizen Academy and are preparing for our 20th class. The Academy is offered once a year and the next academy is scheduled for February 2016. If you are at least 18 years of age, and have no felony arrests, we would encourage you to take part in this community program. Applications are given priority according to the order in which they are received and first priority is given to Laguna Niguel residents. If you would like information about the 2016 Citizen Academy, please contact Kimberly Sawyer with Laguna Niguel Police Services Crime Prevention Unit at (949) 362-4305.

City of Laguna Niguel
30111 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tel: (949) 362-4300
Fax: (949) 362-4340

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