Citizens & Volunteers

Citizen’s Academy

The Upland Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy The academy is designed to provide citizens with an understanding of the police department’s operations. Students will learn from police department personnel who are experts in the areas of narcotics, detective bureau, patrol operations, traffic laws, criminal law, crime scene investigation, and other related fields. Students will also be scheduled for a ride-along during the academy. Students will gain an overall knowledge of Upland Police Department, how it’s organized, how it serves the community, and who the people are who respond when citizens call. Instructors are drawn from all levels of the department. Students will meet the chief of police, patrol captain, area lieutenants, patrol officers, detectives, dispatchers, and other department staff. Students are encouraged to ask questions and express their concerns about pertinent issues. A major goal of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to increase understanding between citizens and their police department, and to build a strong relationship for the future good of the community.


  • 21 or older
  • No outstanding warrants and no pending criminal cases
  • No prior felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor arrests within three years of application


Any of the requirements may be waived upon review by academy staff or the chief of police.  Interested citizens’ should contact Officer Kunkel at or by phone at 909-946-7624 #2684.


After preliminary review to confirm eligibility, a background investigation will be conducted. An eligibility list will be compiled and students will be assigned to the next available session.

To download an application, please click on the PDF below.



460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.