Laguna Niguel Neighborhood News July-September 2017 LNNN (Jan-Mar 2018)

January - March 2018 Laguna Niguel Neighborhood News CITY OF LAGUNA NIGUEL • LAGUNA NIGUEL POLICE SERVICES COMMUNITY PUBLICATION Laguna Niguel Citizens’ Academy – Class 22 begins in 2018 Laguna Niguel Police Services is proud to offer a Citizens' Police Academy to members of the community. This engaging and informative program is designed to increase understanding of the Sheriff’s Department operations and to allow community members the opportunity to interact with our outstanding personnel. Topics covered include K9 Program, CSI, Dispatch, narcotics, traffic laws, firearms, investigations, and much more. Students will participate in informative classroom-style presentations as well as practical demonstrations with a variety of Sheriff’s Department personnel. Activities include a dispatch facility tour, jail tour, simulated Each student will also be given the car stop exercise, opportunity to go on one four-hour firearms instruction in the shooting ride-along with a Deputy during the range, fingerprinting course of the Academy. and crime scene investigation, and a tour of the coroners’ facility. Each student will also be given the opportunity to go on one four-hour ride-along with a Deputy during the course of the Academy. Instructors are drawn from all areas in the Department. Students meet the Chief of Police, managers, supervisors, patrol officers, investigators, dispatchers, and other department employees. We encourage students to ask questions and express their concerns about pertinent issues. A goal of the Citizens' Police Academy is to increase understanding between our citizens and the Sheriff’s Department, and to enhance the strong relationships we have with the community. While the Academy will give students a better understanding of how the Sheriff’s Department is organized, the services we provide, and how we serve the community, it is not based on a traditional police academy. The program is not designed to prepare students to be police officers or provide training in the field of law enforcement. A typical Citizens' Academy class is made up of 24 students of all age groups, and instructors will accommodate any physical limitations. Schedule The Academy is 15 weeks long, with one three-hour class each Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Academy culminates in a graduation ceremony in Week 15, which family are welcome to attend. All classes, with the exception of tours, are held in the Community Room located inside City Hall (30111 Crown Valley Parkway). Spring 2018 (Class 22), February 21st through May 30th – Now Accepting Applications For an application visit our website at www. For more information contact Crime Prevention Specialist Kimberly Sawyer at 949-362-4305. CITY COUNCIL Elaine Gennawey, Mayor John Mark Jennings, Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Davies, Council Member Fred Minagar, Council Member EMERGENCY 911 NON-EMERGENCY 770-6011 Police Services 362-4346 • Neighborhood Watch • Business Watch • Crime Prevention • Parking Control • Vacation Checks 470-3045 Animal Control