Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 21, 2002
Contact Officer Felix Medina 
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2593


Riverside Police Citizenís Academy Starts January 16, 2003 

Riverside, Ca-  The Riverside Police Department is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 17th Citizen's Academy.  The academy will begin on Thursday, January 16, 2003 and will conclude on March 13, 2003.  Sessions will run from 6pm Ė 9pm. The academy will be held at the Lincoln Avenue Police Station located at 8181 Lincoln Ave., near Adams St. 

The Citizen's Academy is a fun and exciting program designed to enhance a stronger partnership between citizens and the Riverside Police Department through Public Education. Topics will include Problem Oriented Policing, Crime Free Multi-Housing, Use of Force, Gang and Narcotics Investigations, Firearms Familiarization and much more.  A four-hour Police ride-a-long will be offered to the participants upon completion of the academy. 

The class size is limited to the first 35 applicants who complete an application and informal background check. All sessions are classroom setting and do not involve any physical training. 

If you would like more information, or would like to receive an application, please contact Officer Felix Medina, Public Information Officer, at 826-5939, or SPSR Rose Marie Lane, Volunteer Coordinator at 826-5911.