Latino Life: Sign up for the Fresno Police Department's Hispanic Residents Academy

Ever wonder how the Fresno Police Department functions? Now you can get answers. The Fresno Police Department is accepting applications for the Hispanic Residents Academy.

It's open to members of the community that live or work in the city of Fresno. The goal is to educate Spanish speaking community members about how the Fresno Police Department functions.

Participants of this program will meet one evening a week for two hours, for 13 weeks. Representatives from each unit of the department will present an overview and discuss the responsibilities within the agency and general public.

There is no cost to the public. Maggie Navarro is a Community Coordinator with Fresno Police Department's Violence Intervention and Community Services. She sat down with Latino Life host Graciela Moreno to discuss the benefits of taking part in the program.

The Hispanic Residents Academy will begin March 1st, 2018 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00p.m. at Ahwahnee Middle School-1127 E. Escalon Avenue, Fresno.

Interested participants can contact their home school liaison for an enrollment application before February 26th. Enrollment applications are also available at the Fresno Police Department public lobby. You can also call (559) 621-2353 or email

There are English courses available. Contact Lindsay Hughes at (559) 621-6228.
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