Marysville Citizen's Academy

The Marysville Police Department is proud to present the Citizen's Academy! In accordance with our mission to integrate our department with the community, we created the Marysville Police Citizen's Academy (MPDCA). It is our intent to provide citizens with a close look at the department, the officers, and the law enforcement services through interactive classroom activities, demonstrations, and discussion.

What are the Citizen Academy Objectives?

The MPDCA provides a class-room style environment with mobile activities. The topics and activities include touring the department, laws of arrest, search, and seizure, SWAT, K-9, firearms, forced option simulations, gangs, our community oriented policing program, and much more! You will be encouraged to attend a police ride-along during the academy to experience law enforcement closely.

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Our instructors include members of your Marysville Police Department. We will provide experts in each field from the Chief of Police to the veteran officers who patrol your streets. This program allows for interfacing at a personal level. You are encouraged to ask questions and learn both what we do and why we do it. It is our hope that the academy experience will be a positive way for our department and community to learn from each other.

This program is not structured like a traditional police academy. There are no push-ups, shined boots, or drill instructors. The academy is tentatively scheduled over eight (8) weeks of instruction. The final class will be a graduation ceremony. We will accommodate any physical limitations. Classes begin at 1800 (6:00pm) and will consist of approximately two and a half hours of interaction. Most classes will be held at the new state-of-the-art Cal-Trans facility in Marysville.

Typical Academy Schedule







Meet the Chief, Vision and structure of the department, dispatch/records, tour

Chief Sachs
Sgt. Magana
PSD Mincer

2 2/15/18 Police Patrol Procedure, Traffic Stops,
DUI/DRE Investigations
Chief Sachs
Ofc. Cardoza
Sgt. Barber

2 (Saturday)


Pedal Kart, DUI, Distracted Driving Course

Chief Sachs
Ofc. Cardoza
Sgt. Barber



DUI Wet Lab, DUI Investigations

Chief Sachs
Ofc. Cardoza
Sgt. Barber



Narcotics Investigations, Marijuana Laws

Chief Sachs
Ofc. Rossiter



CPI, Volunteer Programs, K9

SSM Tate
Sgt. Magana
Ofc. Liebman
Ofc. Kesterson



Shooting Simulator, Use of Force,
Self-Defense Course

Sgt. Magana
Sgt. Shackelford
Ofc. Liebman
Ofc. Guizar


3/22/18 Investigations, Fingerprinting, Timelines, Crime Scenes, VWAP



4/3/18 Graduation Ceremony, City Council Presentation All Staff


We are seeking 25 attendees. The requirements to apply are as follows:

  • You must be 18 years or older at the date of application
  • You must pass a background investigation


Fill-in applications can be downloaded here.
(Adobe Acrobat Required)

Print out and handwrite applications are here.

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Please complete the application and submit to the MPDCA Coordinator, Sgt. Magana, in person by email: nmagana@marysvillepd.org, or by mail:

MPD Citizen's Academy
ATTN: N. Magana
316 6th Street
Marysville, CA 95901

The deadline to apply is: 1/26/18


The Marysville Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and acts in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.