Would you like to get more involved in your community? Perhaps you would like to learn more about the wonderful community in which you live? Here is an opportunity for you to do both!

The Citizens Academy is an educational program designed to create a greater understanding and trust between public safety agencies and the residents of Folsom. Guest agencies participate in the program to provide information on their services.

The academy is the basic training requirement for the CAPS (Citizens Assisting Public Safety) Volunteer Program. Over 380 residents have attended the academy classes and there are currently 80 members in the CAPS program.

The Folsom Police Department covers topics such as Use of Force, CSI, Identity theft, 9-1-1 reporting, SWAT, Narcotics, and K-9 and Mounted Demonstrations. The Folsom Fire Department teaches classes on EMS and Disaster Preparedness.

Topics such as Code Enforcement, Animal Control, Water Management and Traffic Safety are taught by other city departments. Further training for applicants of the volunteer program includes a ride-along with both Police and Fire, and a sit-along in the Communications Center.

The Citizens Academy is held annually and is open to Folsom area residents 21 years and older. Beginning January 10th applications will be available at the Folsom Police Department lobby (46 Natoma Street).

Classes are held for 10 consecutive weeks on Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM. Reservations are required and class size is limited. For further information, please check our website: www.folsompd.com, or call the CAPS desk at 916-351-3536.