Citizen's Academy

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The Public Safety Citizen’s Academy is an educational program designed to create a greater understanding and trust between public safety agencies and Folsom residents. The Public Safety Citizen's Academy is also a required training program for the CAPS (Citizens Assisting Public Safety) Volunteer Program.

The next Public Safety Citizen's Academy is tentatively scheduled to take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evenings from March-May 2023. 

A variety of topics are included in the Public Safety Citizen’s Academy curriculum:

  • Emergency Services
  • Use of Force
  • CSI
  • Identity Theft
  • Communications (Dispatch)
  • SWAT, Narcotics
  • Domestic Violence
  • K-9 and Mounted Patrol Demonstrations

The Public Safety Citizen's Academy will be held in person for 2023 and is open to interested residents age 21 or over. All applicants will undergo an initial background check.

Applications for the 2023 Public Safety Citizen's Academy will be made available in January 2023. Use the Interest Form below to sign up to be placed on an Interest List and be notified when applications become available.


Contact Police Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Hess for questions about the Citizen’s Academy.

Citizen's Academy Interest Form

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