Citizen Police Academy

About the Program

The Lodi Police Department's Citizen Police Academy is a program that is designed to give the public a working knowledge and understanding of the values, goals, and operations of the City of Lodi Police Department. 

The objective of the Academy is to improve the lines of communication and help build a positive relationship between the Lodi Police Department and the community members we serve.

Citizens bring a wealth of knowledge about their community, particularly the problems unique to their neighborhoods. In this way, members of the Department learn firsthand the concerns of its citizens by interacting with them in a positive, non-confrontational setting. It is our sincere hope that the well-informed graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and providing solutions to quality-of-life issues that face our community.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must live or work in the City of Lodi
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicant must have no misdemeanor convictions within the last three years, and no felony convictions

To apply:

The class is limited to 20 participants. Applications can be found online or picked up at the lobby of the Lodi Police Department located at 215 W. Elm Street, Lodi, CA 95240. For more information about the program, please contact Sgt. Mitch LeStrange at or by phone at (209) 269-4831.