How are applications screened?

Once the deadline has passed, all applications will be reviewed to help establish a pool of diverse candidates. A background check will be conducted to eliminate those applicants with a criminal record. The remaining applicants will then be evaluated to establish the final group that will comprise the Citizen Police Academy.  

The criteria for screening applicants will include (but not be limited to):

  • City geographical areas (districts)/distribution of neighborhoods
  • Diversity to reflect the community we serve (i.e, gender, race, age)
  • Information obtained from background investigation
  • Review of application

The Academy screening process may take up to six weeks to complete after the application and waiver submission deadline. All applicants will receive a letter from the Coordinator advising them of the outcome of their application process.

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1. What is the Citizen Police Academy?
2. When and where does the academy meet?
3. Is there a cost to attend the Citizen Police Academy?
4. What topics are covered in the Citizen Police Academy?
5. How does the Citizen Police Academy help the Lodi Police Department?
6. Who can attend the Citizen Police Academy?
7. How do I apply?
8. How are applications screened?
9. What happens if I'm accepted to the Citizen Police Academy?