The goal of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to keep the Police Department connected with the community. The academy provides citizens with a greater understanding of all of the services and programs the Police Department has to offer. The presenters are officers from different divisions across the agency. As citizens learn about the Police Department they will have an opportunity to meet the people behind the badge.
The Citizens’ Police Academy will consist of an in-person, 11-week course, one night per week (Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at the Rio Rancho Police Department (500 Quantum Road). The start date is January 10, 2023. The course is comprised of hands-on learning, demonstrations, and varying presentations on topics such as: patrol officer response, K9 Unit, SWAT, Criminal Investigations, and much more.
The academy is open to Rio Rancho residents, Rio Rancho business owners, City of Rio Rancho employees, educators, media personnel, or anyone interested in pursuing a career with City of Rio Rancho. The class will be limited to 30 students. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Citizens interested in attending can apply online or in person at 500 Quantum Road.