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City of Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Police Department

Chief Announces Citizens Academy

Chief Rueben Meeks of the Rancho Cordova Police Department is offering residents, business owners and employees of Rancho Cordova businesses the opportunity to take a look inside law enforcement. 

The Rancho Cordova Police Department’s Citizens Academy is designed to foster improved relationships and communication between citizens and police through education.

Taught by police executives and veteran officers, the Citizens Academy will give members of the community the opportunity to learn about policing in today’s society.  During the academy, students will be introduced to traffic laws, patrol procedures, laws of arrest, investigations and other select topics.

Eligible candidates for the academy must be a minimum of 21 years old, live or work in the City of Rancho Cordova, have NO prior felony convictions and NO misdemeanor arrests within one year of application.

The inaugural academy will be held at the Police Service Center, 2897 Kilgore Road in Sacramento on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm – 9:30pm beginning February 24, 2009 and ending March 31, 2009. 

This is a free service and there is no registration fee required to attend.  All applicants must complete an application and submit it by 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2009. 

For questions or further information please contact academy coordinator, Shannon Ludington at 916-875-5852 or

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