Danville PD announces Open House, Citizen’s Academy

Events to provide an inside look into Danville PD


Town of Danville residents interested in learning about how the police operate and what happens behind the scenes at the Danville Police Department, will get the opportunity this fall as the DPD announces an upcoming Open House and the formation of a Citizen’s Police Academy.

The Open House is set for September 24, 2011.  From 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. residents can come to 510 La Gonda Way to get a close-up look at their police department. Guests can tour the PD, check out the special vehicles on display or watch demonstrations of special programs, such as the K-9 Unit.

In addition, guests will be able to enjoy hot dogs, soda and popcorn.  Young Danville residents will receive balloons and stickers at the event.

Over the next several weeks, police will be taking sign-ups for the newly forming Citizen’s Academy.  Sgt. Jason Haynes will be heading up the academy, which is expected to focus on police methods and procedures. Classes will be held over a six week period, covering a wide range of topics.

Class size will be limited to 12 residents and dates for the academy will be announced once the class roster is full.

Police Chief Steve Simpkins said he believes having these events will help educate the public about the work of the PD.  “The  open house and citizen’s academy are a great way for our residents to get to know us,” Simpkins enthused. “They’ll get to see what we do, how we do it and, most importantly, why we do it.”

For more information, contact Community Services Coordinator Claudia Ray at (925) 314-3704.