The Hmong Residents’ Academy will run from April 3 to May 8. Classes will be held weekly from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays.
During the meetings, sworn Fresno police officers will volunteer and teach the class in Hmong or using translation services. Class topics will include patrol procedures; internal affairs and use of force; the Office of Independent Review; street violence bureau; Fresno Police Department personnel; crime prevention; a headquarters tour; school resource officer; domestic violence and victim advocate.
The first class session on April 3 will be at Vang Pao Elementary school at 4100 E. Heaton Ave.