On October 11 , 2017, the Ojai Police Department will begin a Citizen’s Academy program. This is a ten-week course designed to give citizens an overview of the police department’s function and operational procedures.
There will be presentations by a superior court judge, K-9 officer, S.W.A.T. team members, bombsquad, narcotic officers, and many others. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the Chief of Police and get a comprehensive tour of the police station.
There will be field trips to the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (main jail), Sheriff’s Dispatch, the Sheriff’s Training Academy, and heliport. Participants will also get the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a patrol deputy in Ojai.
Anyone interested in attending the Citizen’s Academy can get an application HERE.