San Gabriel Police to offer Mandarin Community Academy class

To build stronger relationships with the community, the San Gabriel Police Department is offering its popular Community Academy in Mandarin. This exciting six-week course allows residents to get an authentic overview of law enforcement.

Led by Lieutenant Rene Lopez and Sergeant Rebecca Gomez, the course provides an overview of the criminal justice system, police department functions, local law, and children and family services, with insight from the men and women in uniform who serve the community. “Our Community Academy has been a tremendous hit in the community, and we’re happy to announce that it’s now being offered in Mandarin,” said Police Chief Eugene Harris. “We hope that this will allow us to interact with even more members of the community.”

Sessions will begin on August 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will continue for six consecutive Tuesdays at the Asian Youth Center located at 100 West Clary Avenue. Reservations are encouraged to secure a seat and may be made by contacting Lieutenant Lopez (at or at 626.308.2840) or Sergeant Gomez (at or at 626.308.2841).

“We hope that all will want to take advantage of this great opportunity,” said Sergeant Rebecca Gomez. “This free event will include valuable information and beneficial resources, with expert guest speakers from the Chinese community.”

Tailored to the unique needs of its participants, the Community Academy is open to everyone with no application required. Participants can attend as many or as few classes as they’d like, but everyone is encouraged to attend all six sessions. You can learn more by viewing this flyer and brochure.