Spanish-language Community Police Academy starts in October

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long-beach-police-deptThe Long Beach Police Department, in conjunction with the Chief’s Latino Advisory Group, is presenting a Spanish Language Community Police Academy that will be taught in the Spanish language, to members of the Spanish speaking community.

Participants will gain an understanding of the L.B.P.D. as well as insight into the Criminal Justice System. Information on topics such as Patrol Operations, Investigations, Gang Enforcement, Juvenile Operations, Police “911” Communications Center and other related fields, will be provided by department experts. In addition, participants will be able to participate in a variety of department activities such as tours and a patrol ride-along.

The L.B.P.D. conducts Community Police Academies on a regular basis, with this class being the third presented in Spanish. The goal of the Spanish Community Police Academy is to strengthen relationships and build partnerships between the Spanish speaking community and the L.B.P.D.

The Spanish Community Police Academy will meet every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., beginning October 8, 2009, for nine consecutive weeks. Each session will be held at the Long Beach Police Department’s Public Safety Building, 400 West Broadway, Long Beach. A graduation ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the Academy.

The requirements to attend the Spanish Community Police Academy are:

· Must live or work in the City of Long Beach
· Be at least 18 years of age
· Have no outstanding warrants, criminal cases or felony convictions
· Must pass a live-scan fingerprint background check

The Spanish Community Academy will be limited to 30 participants. Applications can be picked up at the Long Beach Police Department at 400 West Broadway Long Beach. Applications can also be obtained on-line at under “Announcements.”

For more information, contact Diane Scarritt at (562) 570-7301 or


One Response to “Spanish-language Community Police Academy starts in October”
  1. Gert says:

    it is a joke after all. truly ridiculous.