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Citizens Academy



The Mission and Vision of the Citizens Academy
The MISSION is to provide information and resources, mutual learning, critical analysis of issues, and exchange of ideas and perspectives.

The VISION is to promote a positive partnership between the community and the Turlock Police Department through education.

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Concerned citizens can make our community a better and safer place to live



CITIZENS ACADEMY GRADUATES SAID
"This class changed my view for the better. I had a great time and would like to spend more time learning about the police. I am grateful to have been in this academy and now have a special appreciation for the police. Thank you for the opportunity and I hope to see you in the future as a member of the Turlock Police Department."

"I had no idea about all the equipment negotiators use. It was very interesting to learn about. One of my favorite presentations in the course!"

"The gang presentation was eye opening. This should be a requirement for every citizen of Turlock. Thank you"

"The information provided is crucial for me because I have little kids that could easily be approached by one of these gang members. Gangs are a real problem and it is scary how fast the problem is growing."

"I am more aware of everything going on around me, thanks to all the presenters. I think our Police Officers are awesome people and without them Turlock would not be as safe"

"Being a part of this class makes me feel proud to be from Turlock. I always have been proud of Turlock, but more so now."



Topics may include:
  • Organization of the Police Department
  • Officer Recruitment & Training
  • Professional Standards Unit
  • Communications Unit
  • Records Unit
  • Police Patrol Procedures
  • Investigations Unit
  • Crime Scene procedures
  • Chaplaincy Program
  • Explorer Program
  • VIPS Program
  • Department Tour
  • Neighborhood Preservation
  • Tour of Fire station
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Race as a factor in the Criminal Justice system & racial profiling

View schedule of classes

For more information about the Citizens' Academy, please contact:

Crime Prevention Officer
Michelle Backeroff
244 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 656-3153
mbackeroff@turlock.ca.us



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