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March 2, 2019 (El Cajon) - The El Cajon Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen’s Police Academy. The ten-week academy provides an overview of the Police Department functions. Students attend weekly classes and learn about topics including the history of law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and crime scene investigation from the various divisions within the Police Department. Students participate in hands-on exercises, such as conducting traffic stops, dusting for fingerprints, and a firearms simulation.

The academy begins on Wednesday, March 13, and concludes with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 15. Classes will be held every Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the El Cajon Police Station, in the Community Room, located at 100 Civic Center Way. Everyone is encouraged to apply; however, residents and people working in El Cajon will be given priority.  Participants must be at least 18 years old.

All applications must be dropped off or received by mail by March 6. Email applications are not accepted. The first twenty-five applicants will be accepted, on a first-come-first-served basis, pending a background check and approval. All other applications will be placed on a waitlist. Participants who are accepted into the program will be notified shortly after submission. 

Applications are available online at www.elcajonpolice.org, at the front counter of the Police Department, or by email at sscheurn@cityofelcajon.us.  Applications can be dropped off or mailed to:

El Cajon Police Department

Attn: Samantha Scheurn

100 Civic Center Way

El Cajon, CA 92020

For additional information or for questions, please contact Samantha Scheurn at (619) 579-4227 or sscheurn@cityofelcajon.us.

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