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Citizen’s Police AcademyThe Citizen’s Police Academy was established in 1996 and over 200 citizens have participated in this program. Classes cover a variety of topics including patrol operations, records, traffic, jail, communications, and more! If you are interested in learning more about law enforcement and the Pacific Grove Police Department, contact us at (831) 648-3143.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) ProgramThe DARE Program is active at both Forest Grove Elementary School and Robert Down Elementary School. Officer Justin Hankes teaches and leads the DARE Program. The DARE Program is generously funded by the Pacific Grove Rotary Club through the Annual Pacific Grove Councours Auto Rally.

Ride-A-Long ProgramThe Pacific Grove Police Department offers ride-a-longs with Police Officers for local citizens interested in learning more about their community and law enforcement’s role. If you would like to go on a ride-a-long with a patrol officer, complete the application form and drop it by the station at 580 Pine Avenue. Applications will only be accepted with photo identification. 

Ride Along Agreement, Waiver and Release (Adult)

School Resource OfficerOfficer Justin Hankes is currently assigned as the Pacific Grove Unified School District School Resource Officer. Officer Hankes' office is located at Pacific Grove High School. If you have any questions for Officer Hankes, contact him at

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