Citizens & Volunteers

Citizens Police Academy


The Citizens Police Academy is designed to provide citizens with an understanding of the police department’s operations.  Students will gain an overall knowledge of the Upland Police Department, how the department is organized, how it serves the community, and the officers who respond when citizens call. The course instructors will include police department personnel who are experts in the areas of narcotics, investigations, patrol operations, traffic-related operations, criminal law, crime scene investigation, and other related fields. 

Students will have an opportunity to meet some of the command staff, detectives, patrol officers, K-9 officers, dispatchers, and support staff.  Students will be encouraged to ask questions and express their concerns regarding pertinent law enforcement issues. 

Through this program, we hope to increase the public’s understanding of how their local law enforcement agency operates and build a stronger partnership for the future of the community. 


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

All eligible applicants will undergo a background investigation. An eligibility list will be compiled, and students will be assigned to the next available session.

Please submit completed applications to Crime Prevention-Community Outreach Specialist Behrse at or at the Upland Police Department. For more information, contact Crime Prevention-Community Outreach Specialist Behrse by email or at 909-294-9775.

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.