The Citizen Police Academy is a 12-week course to educate citizens about all aspects of the Georgetown Police Department. The spring 2016 academy is instructed by police officers, fire department personnel, and officers of the district and county court system. The deadline to apply is March 10.
Session topics include the history of policing, laws and code of criminal procedure, criminal and accident investigations, lethal and less-lethal weapons, crime scene investigations, officer safety, the court system, fire department response, and other community support services.
Classes are held on Thursdays from March 24 through June 9. Sessions are 6 to 8 p.m. in the training room at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center at 3500 DB Wood Road, which is next to Fire Station 5.
There is no charge to attend the academy, but seating is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available at the Georgetown Police Department reception desk or online at pd.georgetown.org/programs-services. Completed applications should be returned to the Georgetown Police Department as soon as possible to ensure acceptance into the class.
A background check will be conducted on all applicants. No one under the age of 18 is eligible to apply. Persons with a prior felony conviction will not be accepted. All applicants will be notified of acceptance. For additional information or questions, please call (512) 930-2747 or (512) 930-2588.