La Habra invites community to learn about policing


Residents interested in learning about police work can get an in-depth look at how the La Habra Police Department serves the community with an upcoming Citizens’ Academy.

In April, the department will launch its biannual program — a six-week course that covers police programs and introduces residents to many of the men and women serving the city.

“Our Citizens’ Academy is a great way for our officers to give residents a better understanding of the work we do,” said Police Chief Jerry Price. “This course is educational, but it is also an opportunity for us to interact with the community on a personal level.”

Students will attend weekly classes, which will include interacting with Price as well as SWAT and K-9 demonstrations.

The three-hour classes are at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. This session will be in English, and the academy scheduled for later this year will be in Spanish.

Participants must be at least 18 years old, live or work in La Habra and pass a brief background check.

Applications can be picked up at the police department, 150 N. Euclid St.

For more information call 562-383-4353 or