The La Habra Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy is taught twice annually, once in English and once in Spanish, by personnel from all areas of the agency. The next session, which will be conducted in English, begins in April. Classes will meet once a week on Wednesday evenings, for approximately three hours, at the La Habra Community Center, located at 101 W. La Habra Boulevard. The program consists of regularly scheduled evening classes held weekly over a 6-week period. During that time, participants have an opportunity to gain knowledge about, as well as develop a better overall understanding of, the La Habra Police Department: how it is organized, the varied ways it serves the community, and who the people are that respond when citizens call. In addition to classroom instruction, SWAT and K-9 demonstrations, attendees also have an opportunity to interact with the Chief of Police. Upon successful completion of the Academy, a graduation ceremony is held.
Those wishing to participate can pick up an application at the La Habra Police Department, 150 N. Euclid Street. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in the City of La Habra, and successfully complete a brief background. Additional information is available by calling (562) 383-4353 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.