Welcome to the City of Albuquerque

Class Syllabus

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.

Session Topic(s)

  1. Welcome! Community Policing History of APD
  2. Communications/911, Recruiting and Selection - Crime Prevention
  3. Patrol/Traffic/Bike/ SRO Units
  4. Use of Force
  5. Arrest and Control
  6. Legal Department
  7. Deadly Force
  8. Occult/Satanic
  9. D.W.I - Bat Mobile
  10. Canine Unit Demonstration
  11. Special Weapons and Tactics
  12. Domestic Violence
  13. Gangs
  14. Narcotics
  15. Criminalistics
  16. Field Investigations
  17. Violent Crimes - O.M.I
  18. Air Unit
  19. R.O.P/ Vice Unit
  20. 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.

ICAT Simulator
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!

Communications/911 Tour
Tour the Communications facility and see what the 911 and Radio operators go through every day. Could you handle it?

Firearms Range
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.

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