San Mateo Police Department Offers New Community Police Academy
Applications are now open for our new SMPD Community Police Academy, a multi-week skill-building and educational program. The San Mateo Police Department believes in a collaborative approach to policing. Our community policing model is equal parts community and law enforcement, which is what keeps San Mateo safe, vibrant, and healthy.
The San Mateo Community Police Academy offers a transparent lens into the internal workings of your police department and how they relate to servicing our community as a whole. Join us for a memorable and rewarding experience to see behind the scenes of the police department, learn about the roles and responsibilities of our staff, and gain skills you can take back to your daily life.
This is an 11-week course open to those who live and/or work in San Mateo. You must be 18+ to apply and undergo a background investigation prior to the start. Session limited to 20 participants. Learn more and apply online.
Application Deadline: January 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Acceptance Notification: February 1, 2021
First Session: April 1, 2021 - Last Session: June 10, 2021