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Citizen's Academy/Volunteers

Folsom Residents Invited to Participate in Citizen's Assisting Public Safety (CAPS) Program

NEW CLASS STARTING: March, 2014 -- 6 - 9 p.m. for ten consecutive weeks on Wednesday evenings.  Dates to be determined. 

INTERVIEWS WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CALL TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT PRIOR TO START OF ACADEMY.

Would you like to get more involved in your community?  Or perhaps you’d just like to learn more about the wonderful community in which you live? Here is an opportunity for you to do both! 

Police Chief Cynthia Renaud and Fire Chief Ron Phillips invite you to attend the annual City of Folsom Citizen’s Academy, which is both informative and fun.  

The Citizen’s 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 required for the CAPS (Citizen’s 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.  Topic such as Code Enforcement, Animal Control, Water Management and Traffic Safety are taught by other City agencies. Further training for applicants of the volunteer program includes a ride-a-long with both Police and Fire, and a sit-a-long in the Communications Center.  

The Citizen’s Academy is held annually, so take advantage of this opportunity! The academy is open to Folsom area residents, 21 years and older.  For further information, please call the CAPS desk at 916.351.3536.

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