Citizen's Academy

The Academy does not qualify students to become police officers. A career in law enforcement requires an extensive application process and training program. The Citizen Academy is intended for personal growth only, but we believe it is a great way to learn about your community, its citizens, and the deputies working in Laguna Niguel.

We have graduated over 500 residents from our Citizen Academy and are preparing for our 23nd class. The Academy is offered once a year and the next academy takes place in early Spring 2019.  The Spring 2019 class is now FULL.

Eligibility - 18 years of age and have no felony arrests.

Applications are given priority according to the order in which they are received and first priority is given to Laguna Niguel residents. 
  • Narcotics
  • Gangs
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Patrol Stops
  • K-9 Unit Demonstrations
  • Use of Force
  • Tactical Training Center
  • Investigations
  • Forensics
  • Night Problems
  • Orange County Jail Tour
  • Patrol Ride-Along