Chino Police Department

Have you ever wondered...

...why do police officers block a whole lane of traffic when they make a traffic stop?

...why do we need a S.W.A.T. Team and what do they do? do you dust for fingerprints?

If you would like answers to these questions or others like them, then the Citizen Academy may be for you!

The Citizen Police Academy was established to promote an understanding of the Chino Police Department and its policies and procedures.  In addition, the Academy provides training in all aspects of law enforcement and the issues that face police officers on a daily basis.  The Academy goal is to also foster a spirit of cooperation between the city, its citizens and their Police Department.

The Citizen Academy is an eleven-week program held once per year. It meets one evening a week from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Participant requirements are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live or work within the City of Chino (or a desire to become a police department volunteer)
  • Must pass a background check

Topics that will be covered include:

  • K-9 Unit
  • Gang Unit
  • Communications
  • Patrol Operations
  • Shoot, Don't Shoot Simulator
  • Use of Force and Arrest Techniques
  • Crime Scene Identification
  • Narcotic Enforcement
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • SWAT Team 

You may obtain an application in the lobby of the Police Department or click here to download an application.  You may also contact the Academy Coordinator, Chris Wolff at or (909) 334-3084.   Completed applications should be returned to:

Chino Police Department
ATTN: Chris Wolff
5450 Walnut Avenue
Chino , CA   91710
Class XIV
Class XV


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