Citizen's Academy

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. The Citizen's Academy is also a required training program for the CAPS (Citizens Assisting Public Safety) Volunteer Program.  Folsom Police, Folsom Fire and guest agencies participate in the program to provide information on their services.     

The Folsom Police Department covers topics such as Use of Force, CSI, Identity theft, 9-1-1 reporting, SWAT, Narcotics, Domestic Violence, Hostage Negotiations, and K-9 and Mounted Demonstrations.  The Folsom Fire Department teaches Emergency Services.  Topics such as Code Enforcement and Parks and Recreation are taught by other City agencies.  

The Citizen's Academy is held annually. The Academy is open to interested residents, age 21 or over.  An initial background check will be completed on all applicants. Interested applicants who wish to become CAPS volunteers will be subject to a full law enforcement background.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019 Citizen's Academy. The class is now full. If you are interested in being placed on an interest list for a future class, please contact Jessica Hess, Police Volunteer Coordinator at 916-461-6516 or

Classes will be held from January 9 through March 27, 2019 on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m.. Please note that class size is limited. 

If you have questions regarding the 2019 Citizen's Academy, please contact  Jessica Hess, Police Volunteer Coordinator.