This class outline is a representative sample of the classes taught in the Albuquerque Citizen Police Academy. Occasional changes and/or substitutions are made.
Classes are generally held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00 PM
at the Roger A. Hoisington Jr. Training Academy.
- Welcome! Community Policing History of APD
- Communications/911, Recruiting and Selection - Crime Prevention
- Patrol/Traffic/Bike/ SRO Units
- Use of Force
- Arrest and Control
- Legal Department
- Deadly Force
- D.W.I - Bat Mobile
- Canine Unit Demonstration
- Special Weapons and Tactics
- Domestic Violence
- Field Investigations
- Violent Crimes - O.M.I
- Air Unit
- R.O.P/ Vice Unit
- Graduation! Police Chief and Family
In addition to the class presentations, students are encouraged to take part in one or more of the following activities:
Ride with a patrol officer on a day and shift that is most accommodating to both the student and the officer. A waiver of liability must be signed by anyone wanting to participate in the ride-along. See the Ride-Along Rules of Conduct and the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
See how your training is paying off by pitting your knowledge of handling simulated real-life incidents. You might have to resolve a domestic dispute, tame an unruly drunk, or handle any of several other situations. Find out first hand how you would react to what could easily become a life or death situation!
Tour the Communications facility and see what the 911 and Radio operators go through every day. Could you handle it?
Take a shot (literally) at firing a real police weapon on the APD Firearms Range. See if you can hit the target with two quickly placed shots inside a circle no bigger than a coffee saucer.
Please submit comments or questions to Officer Gerald Sandoval, CPA Coordinator, at (505) 343-5009.