Police Activities League
Citrus Heights Police Activities League is a nonprofit organization focused on creating positive relationships between the youth in our community and the officers in our police department. PAL hosts several events for children throughout the year including field trips to local attractions, educational experiences, and fun activities. In the summer, we host a day-camp which allows youth to make special memories with our first responders while having incredible fun such as river-rafting, horse-back riding, navigating a ropes course, learning a sport, or splashing in the pool.
The Explorer program is for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 years old who have an interest in law enforcement. They participate in formal training with CHPD officers twice a month. Explorers also volunteer at police and community events such as DUI checkpoints and CHPAL events. To qualify students must maintain a "C" average or greater in all school work from High School and College. They cannot have any arrests or convictions and will go through a background check.
CHPD Explorer State Champions
Public Safety Pathway Program
The Public Safety Pathway program is founded at Mesa Verde High School as part of Career & Technical Education within the San Juan Unified School District. It is an introduction to Public Safety and Law for students expressing an interest working in the honorable Criminal Justice field. Students receive knowledge, skills, and experience to aid them in a future career. The topics include criminal law, civil law, ethics, leadership, court system, community relations, investigative reporting, use of force, arrest/control, firearms, and several others. Students hear lectures by experts, conduct research, and get real hands-on experience with an internship with the Citrus Heights Police Department and neighboring agencies. This is unprecedented access to the worlds of Criminal Investigators, Police Officers, Dispatchers, Crime Analysts, and Records Specialists. Attendance is limited so apply today!