Public Awareness Through Citizen Education (PACE)

The Anaheim Police Department is currently seeking participants and is now accepting applications for the upcoming PACE Class. Students meet Tuesday nights, for a total of 14 weeks. Classes normally begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. Classes meet at the Anaheim Police Department main headquarters.
Public Awareness Through Citizen Education (PACE)
Public Awareness Through Citizen Education (PACE)
Public Awareness Through Citizen Education (PACE)
The Citizen Academy is designed to teach citizens about the philosophy, policies, and guiding principles of law enforcement and ethical conduct governing police services in our community. The 14 week course is a condensed version of the basic training curriculum taken by new police officers during their pre-service education and training. Students will receive Basic Classroom instruction by personnel from many Divisions including presentations and demonstrations from Homicide, Narcotics, K-9, and S.W.A.T.

Graduates are encouraged to pursue various volunteer opportunities with the Police Department.

Participant Requirements


Potential candidates for the citizen police academy must meet the following criteria: 

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Live or work in the Anaheim Area
  • No prior felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor arrests within one year of application

Selection Procedure


A background investigation will be conducted on all applicants.