The SFPD Community Police Academy is a ten-week program open to members of the community and designed to provide an overview of SFPD structure and activities. The next program starts Thursday, August 22 and goes through Thursday, October 24, 2019. Participants will learn about emergency communications, vehicle operations, bias training, and crisis intervention and may go on a ride-along with officers on patrol. The academy is not part of the training one would need to become a police officer, nor does it provide academic credit. Instead, it is intended for community members to learn more about reducing crime, improving quality of life in their neighborhoods and building relationships with law enforcement personnel. In turn, the Community Police Academy provides an opportunity for officers to improve their understanding of the people they serve.
Classes are free of charge and held throughout the year. The Community Police Academy meets once a week, on Thursdays, at:
San Francisco Police Academy
350 Amber Drive
San Francisco, CA 94131
Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9 PM
If you'd like to participate in the Community Police Academy, please email [email protected] for more details.