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. Classes typically take place twice a year (Spring-April/May & Fall-September).
Enrollment for the Fall Community Academy is now closed.