Community Academy


The Community Academy is designed to give individuals an opportunity to see how police officers work, as well as gain a better understanding of departmental operations. This course is designed to familiarize citizens with the department’s community policing philosophy, internal policies, and the guiding principles of law and ethical conduct governing the delivery of police services within our community. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age and live or work in the City of Burbank. Graduates of the Community Academy are eligible to apply to become Burbank Police Department volunteers and assist police personnel in the station.

The length of the academy is approximately nine weeks. Classes are held once a week (Thursday evenings) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you are interested, please fill out the information requested in the application below (please print legibly) and return this form to: Burbank Police Department, Community Outreach and Professional Standards Bureau, Attention: Community Resource Officer. Those not selected for the current session will be placed on an eligibility list to attend the next scheduled class. Classes typically take place twice a year (Spring-April/May & Fall-September).

The information provided on the application will be used to complete a criminal history background check. You will be notified if you are selected to participate in the current session. For more information, or if you have any questions, contact Community Resource Officer Burrows at

Applications for the 2018 Spring Community Academy are NOW BEING ACCEPTED

To apply, click here: APPLICATION FORM

The next Community Academy will begin on Thursday, April 26, 2018 and continue each consecutive Thursday until June 28, 2018.  There will be one additional class, held on a Saturday, date and time to be determined.  Thursday Community Academy classes run from 6:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Phone: 818-238-3000
For Emergencies Call: 911
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