Manhattan Beach Community Police Academy Accepting Applications
Aug 22, 2015 10:51AM
● Published by DigMB Staff
MBPD Police Chief Eve R. irvine greets youngsters at one of the National Night block gatherings in the city.
The Manhattan Beach Police Department is currently accepting applications for the winter 2016 Community Police Academy. The Academy is a ten-week program designed to educate residents and local citizens on the various aspects of law enforcement. The highly popular program fills up quickly so turn in your application ASAP.
Classes are held every Thursday night beginning Thursday, Jan. 7 (6-9 p.m.) in MBPD's Community Room, continuing every Thursday through March 10th's graduation ceremony.
The Academy's objective is to increase understanding between the citizens and the police within the City of Manhattan Beach through education. The Academy continues to create a growing nucleus of well-informed citizens who become familiar with the people who serve as officers and what their work within the community involves.
Participants receive an informative and hands-on overview of the fundamentals of police procedures, programs, and policies. Each session highlights select divisions (i.e. Patrol, SWAT, K-9, Traffic and Detectives) within MBPD and feature instruction by police officers, support personnel, and management staff. The Academy is not intended to prepare citizens for street duty as police officers.
To participate, individuals need to meet the following criteria:
- Must be at least 18 years old (High school students are encouraged to apply)
- Must reside or work within the City of Manhattan Beach
- Must not have felony convictions
- Must not be wanted for any crime
- Must submit to a limited background check (to include warrants and criminal history).