Apply Now for the RCPD Citizen’s Academy

Rancho Cordova, CA  |  By Ashley Downton, City of Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG) - The Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) is kicking off the year by launching a new Citizen’s Academy.

RCPD’s Citizen’s Academy is a seven-week course that will provide local residents with information about the police department and its proactive policing programs, as well as tools and resources residents can use to help prevent crime. The academy will be taught by police executives and veteran officers on Wednesdays from February 21 through April 4, 2018 from 6 – 8 PM.

“The Citizen’s Academy will offer our residents an insider’s look at the many ways the Rancho Cordova Police Department keeps our community safe,” said Police Chief Chris Pittman. “The Academy will also further build relationships and increase communication between our officers and residents, which is vital to continue preventing crime in Rancho Cordova.”

Academy participants will learn about the divisions at RCPD, laws of arrest, patrol procedures, investigations, and other topics. Participants will also experience a tour of the new main jail, a special presentation by air ops, and meet RCPD’s K9s.

Applications are available for download online at or in person at 2897 Kilgore Road, weekdays between 8 AM – 5 PM. Applications are due by 5 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years old, live or work in the City of Rancho Cordova, have no prior felony convictions, and have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application.

If you have any questions about the Citizen’s Academy, please call (916) 875-9653.