UCSB Police Department

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2018 Citizen's Academy

In partnership with the Santa Barbara Sheriffs Office, we are excited to announce the start of the 2018 Citizen's Academy.  This academy is a great 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 will include Search and Seizure Law, Active Shooter training, K9 Operations and much more! 

                               Applications were accepted for the Citizen’s Academy until Wednesday, September, 26, 2018.


The Citizen's Academy is free of charge.

To download a PDF copy of the application or schedule click the links at the bottom of this post.

Questions? Email: Community@police.ucsb.edu 

Participants in the Citizen’s Academy must be 18 years of age or older. Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, September, 26, 2018. There are two ways you can turn in your application: Scan and email the application to dmv4120@sbsheriff.org or to mdbow@ucsb.edu; drop it off in a sealed envelope at the SBSO Marketplace Substation (7042 Marketplace Dr., Goleta) or in the UCSB Police Department Lobby.

The Academy training sessions will be held on Wednesday nights, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., beginning October 10th and continuing through November 17th. You must be able to attend all of these sessions. There will be one Saturday session held on November 17th for a graduation and celebratory BBQ. Classes will be held at various locations throughout the county. The first class will be held at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department Headquarters (4434 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110). For more information, please call Sergeant Matt Bowman at 805-893-2303, or email him at mdbow@ucsb.edu.
To download a PDF copy of the application or schedule click the following links:
Citizen's academy application