The purpose of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to enhance police/community relations. The Hanford Police Department believes the success of crime prevention and detection lies primarily with a strong relationship and partnership with the community. We believe the better the community gets to know the men and women of the police department the more they can accomplish together.
The Hanford Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to give members of the community an overview of what police work is really like. The Citizen’s Academy is a miniature version of the police training academy. Participants receive classroom training in subjects that vary from criminal law to undercover operations.
After successful completion of the citizen's academy you have the ability to apply for a position on the Hanford Police Departments Citizens on Patrol program. This organization is an all volunteer program made up of members of the community who donate their time to make a difference in our community. Some of the duties that our Citizens on Patrol perform are parades, area checks, subpoena services, requests for assistance, parking citation, assist officers with calls for service and they also may donate their time to represent the Hanford Police Department at an event. If the Citizens Police Academy or The Citizens on Patrol program are of interest to you Please contact Senior Officer Justin Vallin.
CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE CITIZENS ON PATROL
RETIRED CITIZENS ON PATROL THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Police Department 425 North Irwin Hanford, CA 93230 Phone: (559) 585-2540 Fax: (559) 585-2151 Emergency Dial 911
Parker Sever, Chief of Police