Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a police officer? Do you want to know more about the on-scene and behind-the-scenes operations of the Kerrville Police Department? If so, you should consider enrolling in our Citizen Po-lice Academy.
The Citizen Police Academy is designed to give the citizens of the City of Kerrville a working knowledge of the Kerrville Police Department. The course consists of eleven classes instructed by personnel from various divisions of the department. Although the course has a particular emphasis on patrol, it also covers many diverse topics such as Criminal Investigations, Firearms, Traffic, S.O.U. and Communications. Each student will also be given the opportunity to ride with a patrol officer during a tour of duty.
The class, which is offered free of charge, meets once a week, from 6-9 p.m. in the Training Room at the Kerrville Po-lice Department at 429 Sidney Baker.
To attend the Kerrville Citizen Police Academy, you must meet certain criteria and complete the necessary application and release forms. A criminal history and background investigation will be conducted on each applicant. The applicant must be 18 years of age and live within the city limits of Kerrville, and not have been convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor or higher criminal offense.
After completing the course, applicants are invited to be-come members of the Kerrville Police Department Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.
A copy of the application can be obtained at www.kerrvil-letx.gov or at the Kerrville Police Department. For more information, call (830) 257-8181.