Civilian's academy


The Civilian's Public Safety Academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement and fire protection.  During Academy training, students will be introduced to 24 subject areas, including the department's theory and philosophy, law, use of force, officer safety, investigations, traffic, narcotics, hazardous materials, emergency medical services, fire prevention and fire suppression.  All attendees will receive CPR training and certification.

Academy classes are interactive, taught by sworn and civilian public safety personnel of the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the Director of Public Safety and many members of the department.

Eligible participants must live or work within the City of Rohnert Park, be a minimum of 18 years of age, and have no criminal conviction that would prohibit possession of a firearm.

 Civilians meeting these criteria may apply for seats in the next available session.  Applications will be reviewed for eligibility, after which qualified candidates will be placed on a class roster on a first-come, first-served basis.  Remaining candidates will be placed on a waiting list for the next available class.  Classes are scheduled several times a year. The next class will take place in 2019.  Once a date is decided it will be posted on the website.  The class size is limited to 25 people.

For more information or to request an application, contact the Department of Public Safety Headquarters, located at 500 City Center Drive, in the City of Rohnert Park, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, or call 584-2650.  You may also email the Administrative Assistant Catherine DeRosa at