Citizen Informational Academy


The success of our Police Department is dependent on earning your trust and strengthening community partnerships. Please join us to discover how we can improve our community.

The Redlands Police Department Citizens Informational Academy is a comprehensive program created to bring a closer working relationship between the citizens of Redlands and the Redlands Police Department. The purpose of the Academy is to promote understanding between the community and law enforcement through education and interaction. Residents have the opportunity to meet their police officers and to learn the structure and activities of the police department.

Who is eligible?

  • Must live or work in the City of Redlands
  • 16 years of age or older
  • No criminal record 

Academy Topics

  • Mission of the RPD
  • Basic Law Enforcement
  • Traffic Laws
  • Investigations
  • Communications
  • Patrol Operation
  • Disaster Awareness 

There is no fee for attending the academy

Applicants are asked to commit to full attendance of all scheduled classes. At the conclusion of the seven weeks, a graduation ceremony is held. Family and friends are welcome to attend. 

Where is the Academy?

Joslyn Center
21 Grant Street
Redlands, California 92373


Applications for the Citizens Informational Academy can be obtained at all Redlands Police Department buildings. Or fill out the registration form below and mail to

Redlands Police Department
Attn: Citizens Academy
PO BOX 1025
Redlands, CA 92373
For more information please call Cpl. Rick Strobaugh, Ret.
909 798-7609 Ext. 1

Citizen Informational Academy brochure

Citizen Informational Academy Application