Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy provides community members with an up close and personal look at police work and the Morgan Hill Police Department. The academy builds partnerships between police and community members by allowing citizens to participate in practical police training, education and the possibility of joining the MHPD Volunteers in Policing program.

The Citizens Academy does not train citizens to be future police officers. It is designed to inform citizens about police policies and procedures, and to foster community support, safety and awareness.

The academy meets one night a week, and will be limited to a manageable amount of participants. Participants learn about topics such as:
  • Communications
  • Crime analysis
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal law
  • Critical incidents
  • Emergency services
  • Firearms training
  • Gangs
  • Internal investigations
  • Narcotics
  • Patrol operations
  • Police selection and training
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Much more

We are currently working to plan our next session! Check back for updates on our next Citizen's Academy!

The Citizens Academy meets each Thursday for 12 weeks.  Sessions are approximately 3 hours each. Click the link below to complete an online application. 

All academy applicants are carefully screened and are required to consent to a background investigations check.

Complete an online application

Please check out our FAQ section. If you do not find your answer there, you may contact Corporal Scott Purvis via email with additional questions.