UCSB Police Department

Citizen's Academy Graduation

Citizen's Academy Graduation

On May 18, 2019, 38 Community members graduated from our Citizen’s Academy. The UCSB Police Department collaborated with the Sheriff’s Office to put on the free program.

The 38 graduates of the 7 week program included UCSB students, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Isla Vista residents residents from all walks of life.

The Citizen’s Academy is an interactive opportunity for community members to grow in their knowledge of public safety, civilian rights, emergency preparedness, as well as the history and policies of local law enforcement agencies.  Topics covered included Search and Seizure Law, Active Shooter Training, K9 Operations, Firearms Safety, Use of Force, and much more!

After the graduates received their certificates of completion, we celebrated with a BBQ attended by family and friends of the graduates, their Citizen Academy instructors (UCSB Police officers and SBSO Deputies), Sheriff Explorers, and past Citizen Academy graduates.

Check out photos from the event below!