In the fall of 1990, the birth of the  Criminal Justice and Public Service Academy in Sacramento began with one school and just over 30 cadets.  Today, our program has exploded into one of the most successful Magnet programs in Northern California. The unique partnership between the Sacramento City Police Department, the Sacramento City Unified School District, the Twin Rivers Unified School District and the  California Partnership Academies has pushed the program to new heights with over 430 cadets spread out among four area high schools. The success of our program was made possible through the support from The Sacramento Police Foundation as well as from many other private organizations that dedicated themselves to serving the needs and aspirations of our cadets.  As one time Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel proclaimed:  “Partnerships are the backbone of the Criminal Justice Magnet School Program’s success.

    The Criminal Justice Academy is a four-year program structured as a school within a school.  Our academy curriculum is law enforcement focused supported by related academic classes.  We integrate a variety of motivational activities designed to instill pride and confidence in our cadets as well as encourage academic and occupational support.


Academy Mission

Our mission is simple; to strive through teamwork, to promote higher academic achievement, develop marketable career skills, encourage continued education and enhance the quality of life in our community.


Academy Facts
  • 98% of academy cadets attend a four year or community college or military after graduation.

  • Over 5,000 hours of community service done annually.

  • 6 scholarships awarded annually by the Sacramento Police Foundation.

  • Numerous internship opportunities with the Sacramento  Police Department and our other academy partners.

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Sacramento Police Department Magnet Academies

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