The Citizen Awareness Academy is a program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Auburn City Police Department. The class provides an in-depth view into the various areas of law enforcement. It is an educational and informative program that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that affect law enforcement efforts in the City of Auburn. The course usually consists of 8-10 sessions, held once a week for approximately 3 hours per week.
Citizens Awareness Academy Goals
To provide department transparency - The Citizen Awareness Academy helps residents of Auburn to better understand how the police work in their community.
To know more about the men and women who are serving their community - Helping them understand how and why decisions are made while performing that duty.
To educate the residents of Auburn - The Citizen Awareness Academy educates the residents of Auburn and heightens citizen awareness towards crime and crime prevention, and to inform citizens on Auburn Police Department procedures and practices.
To promote citizen advocacy for the department - The Citizen Awareness Academy develops a partnership between citizens and the department improving communications leading to better public service and closer relationships between the department and community needs. A desired result is the fostering of Citizen Volunteerism.