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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Rio Rancho Police Department Citizens' Police Academy


The goal of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to keep the Rio Rancho Police Department connected with our community. The academy offers citizens a greater understanding of all of the services and programs that the Rio Rancho Police Department offers. Our presenters are officers from different divisions across our agency that are out in the community every day providing the great service that we strive for. As citizens learn about our police department, they will have an opportunity to learn more about the people behind the badge, who we are, and what motivates us.

The Citizens’ Police Academy consists of an eleven week course, one night per week (Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). The start date is March 25, 2020. The course is comprised of hands-on learning, demonstrations, and varying presentations on topics such as: patrol officer response, K9 Unit, SWAT, investigations, and much more.

The academy is open to current Rio Rancho residents and/or Rio Rancho business owners and limited to 30 students. The deadline to apply is March 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Citizens interested in attending can apply online at or in person at 500 Quantum Rd NE, Rio Rancho NM.

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