Dinuba Police Community Volunteer Program & Citizens Academy

The Dinuba Police Department will be hosting a Community Volunteer Citizens Academy beginning September 7th, 2017, through November 9th, 2017. Academy classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm for 9 weeks. There will be a few Saturday Training Classes as well. Classes are free of charge and will be held at the Dinuba Police Department. Application must be submitted on or before August 20th, 2017. Application can be picked up at the Dinuba Police Department.


The Dinuba Police Community Volunteer Program - Citizens Academy is designed to build a closer working relationship between community members and the police department. This is accomplished by providing the community members with an overview of law enforcement procedures, promoting ownership and responsibility for our community. In this way community members can play a key role in the prevention and deterrence of crime.

Applicants who successfully complete the academy and show a desire to continue to serve their community will be invited to take part in the selection process to join the Dinuba Police Community Volunteer Program.

Topics include:

Introduction to the police department and basic criminal law, Tour of PD, Information on PD special units

Witness / Victim responsibilities, proactive patrolling techniques, Radio and vehicle Procedures (hands on raining), Records Division, Human Trafficking (C.S.E.C.), DUI check points, Traffic control and parade details  

For printed application and additional information, please contact Lt. Russell Son (559) 591-5914 Ext. 227, or Volunteer Robert Canales at 591-5914, Ext. 200.

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Police Chief

Devon Popovich
Chief of Police


Contact Information

Police Department
680 S. Alta Ave
Dinuba, CA 93618

Main Office: (559) 591-5911
Fax: (559)-591-5920

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Azalia Chavez
Administrative Assistant
(559) 591-5911

Abel Iriarte
Support Services Lieutenant
(559) 591-5911

Russell Son
Operations Lieutenant
(559) 591-5911