Citizens Police Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy is a comprehensive 12-week course designed to give residents better insight into and understanding of policing in general, the La Grange Police Department, and the Criminal Justice System. The course will provide learning opportunities on how and why we do police work, how to make yourself safer, and how to assist the Police Department in serving you better. Each session covers a different topic of the Police Department or the Criminal Justice System.

Courses will cover topics such as patrol procedures, police communications, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, and Criminial Justice topics such as the Judicial System, Prosecution, Child Advocacy Center, Juvenile Services, Civil Process, and the Justice of the Peace. Instruction is provided by officers and outside Criminal Justice Professionals who have training and experience in the subject matter being covered. The sessions consist of lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on practice to include patrol "ride outs" with officers responding to actual calls.

Students will visit different areas of the Police Department and see it as few other residents have. La Grange Police Officers will, in turn, become more aware of our community's concerns, needs, and expectations concerning the delivery of police services. Students will have the opportunity to personally meet and talk with many officers throughout the department.

Residents are invited to enroll in the upcoming La Grange Citizen's Police Academy. There is no cost to attend. To be considered for the program, students should be at least 18 years of age and either reside or work in La Grange. Exceptions to the 18 years of age requirement are made if the minor's adult parent(s)/guardian(s) are also enrolled in the class. Applicants will be subject to a limited criminal background check.

Applications are available online or you may pick up an application at the La Grange Police Department, front lobby, 243 S College, La Grange, Texas, 78945.

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