Lompoc Police Community Academy Now Registering
Thirteen week course starts on Sept. 15 and explores different law enforcement specialties
LOMPOC, CA, Aug. 22, 2016 – Members of the public are invited to explore a law enforcement career first-hand by joining the Lompoc Police Community Academy.
This Community Academy is a 13-week course, starting on Sept. 15 and running from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings until Dec. 15. The course, which is free of charge for the community, also includes one eight-hour session on a Saturday. The classes will be held at the Lompoc Police Department and Allan Hancock College. Class size is limited to 25 participants, all of who will be screened before admittance. Participants must sign up by Sept. 9.
Community Academy participants will be instructed in various law enforcement specialties by police officers who specialize in these areas. These specialties include: dispatch, records and jail operations, gangs, criminal law, patrol procedures, community policing, major crimes, SWAT, Megan’s Law, narcotics investigations, traffic and DUI enforcement, firearms, use of force, police pursuits, K9 operations, crime prevention, domestic violence, personnel complaint investigations and detective operations.
Also as part of this course, participants will have an opportunity to experience the police academy’s force option simulators, which use a safe virtual reality environment to simulate situations officers can encounter, and allows the participant to make decisions regarding use of force.
The purpose of the Lompoc Police Community Academy is to provide responsible citizens with a deeper understanding of how the Lompoc Police Department operates, and is in keeping with the department’s mission of community service. Lompoc Police Department personnel believe that the success of crime prevention and detection lies in a strong partnership with members of the community they have sworn to serve.
Participants in the Lompoc Police Community Academy must be at least 18 years of age, have no history of felony arrests, and must not have been arrested for any crime within the past five years.
Apply online for the Community Academy here: Lompoc Police Community Academy
Lompoc Police Department
The Lompoc Police Department’s mission is to provide effective and professional police services, in partnership with the citizens we serve, encouraging mutual respect and innovative problem solving, and thereby improving the quality of life in our community. The Police Department’s Core Values include: Quality, Service, Integrity, Compassion and Pride. For more information about the Lompoc Police Department, visit: http://www.cityoflompoc.com/Police/