Citizen Academy

The academy is designed to give citizens an overview of the Police Department's policies and procedures. Classes are taught by police executives, local judges and the District Attorney's Office.


  • Air Support Unit
  • Area Commanders
  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Dispatch
  • Gangs / Narcotics
  • Investigations
  • K-9 Unit
  • Legal System
  • IVS (Inland Valley SWAT)
  • Special Operations
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Volunteering


Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, Citizen Academy sessions have been temporarily suspended. The health and safety of the community and of our staff is of utmost importance. Thank you for your understanding and patience, as we all maneuver through this pandemic together. Please watch our social media for announcements that we are again accepting applications.

Participate with your local Police Department and examine the difficulties and challenges they face daily. We are offering a free, ten-week academy:

  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Every Thursday evening - All Sessions Temporarily Suspended
  • Fontana Police Department

To register, please fill out and submit our online application.