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Citizen Police Academy

The UC Merced Police Department offers a free 8-week Citizen Police Academy


Introduction to UCMPD

Police dispatch

Law Enforcement Hiring Process

Use of Force

Violent Intruder Response
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Internet crimes

Activities include:

  • Scenario role playing
  • Officer ride-along


September 26th-November 14th on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm


COB 2 Room 392


Who is eligible to apply?

  • The academy is open to the UC Merced community and general public.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old on or before the first class session.
  • Applicants must not have felony convictions or outstanding warrants.
  • Applicants must not be on parole or probation.
  • Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to apply:

  1. Make sure you are eligible before applying.
  2. Write a brief letter of interest.
  3. Complete the application.
  4. Submit the application and letter of interest to the UC Merced Police Department.

More questions:

Contact Joshua Lutz