Police Department

Community Police Academy

Section 1

The Community Police Academy (CPA), held twice a year during the fall and spring quarters, is designed to educate our community in the operations of the UCI Police Department (UCI PD), while also giving UCI PD an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from the community. The purpose of the CPA is to increase understanding between UCI PD and community members through education and interaction.

Community participants will become familiar with various facets of UCI PD and gain insight into law enforcement's role in the criminal justice system and the daily work of UCI PD employees. With increased understanding, UCI's community and PD can work together and achieve solutions for the campus, Medical Center, and neighborhood concerns relating to crime, fear of crime, and current issues.

Instructors are officers and personnel from UCI PD who are experts in their fields. The classroom atmosphere is positive and highly interactive. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss topics of interest with instructors. There is no fee associated with the CPA.

CPA Class 2 graduation photo

A campus-wide email will be sent in Spring 2020 with more information and registration details. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Please note: Space is very limited and participants must commit to attending all six sessions.

Topics covered:

  • UCI Public Safety
  • Patrol Operations
  • Community-Oriented Policing
  • 9-1-1 Dispatching
  • Emergency Management & Clery
  • Investigations
  • Active Shooter
  • and much more!

Who can participate?

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • A member of the UCI community - student, staff, faculty, or University Hills resident