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Manteca Police offers seven-week citizens academy on Thursdays

You can learn about law enforcement in Manteca, how police officers do their jobs and laws that they must follow by attending a seven-week Citizens Police Academy.

Manteca Police Department academy brings community members together to experience firsthand how officers respond to and investigates crimes, learn about the equipment they use as well as their responsibilities, plus observe all aspects of police operations including patrol, investigations, SWAT, forensics, and the K-9 unit.

The academy is on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Sept. 12 and ending Oct. 24. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, Sept. 5. There is no charge for the academy that takes place at the Manteca Police Department, 1001 W. Center St.

Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to those living and/or working within the City of Manteca. 

You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

A criminal history check will be conducted on each applicant. Applicants with a questionable record will be admitted only upon approval of the Program Director.  Participants are required to wear appropriate attire similar to business casual and to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Failure to comply may lead to dismissal. 

Applications are available at

For additional information contact Sergeant Joshua Sweeten, (209) 456-8285, or Lt.Paul Carmona (209) 456-8130,