Applications are now open for the 2022 Citizen Police Academy, an eight-week course designed to inform the community about Georgetown Police Department protocols and procedures.
“The Georgetown Police Department believes that when the public is informed about police standards and procedures, they become critical advocates for public safety and crime prevention,” Interim Chief Cory Tchida said. “It is our philosophy that the police should always maintain a relationship with the public.”
This free academy is offered annually and is taught by law enforcement officers. It provides residents an inside view of the daily activities of the police department. The curriculum includes laws and code of criminal procedure, criminal and accident investigations, lethal and less-than-lethal weapons, crime scene investigations, victim services, response to resistance, officer safety, and more.
Successful completion of the course makes you eligible to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Alumni members work on a variety of projects for the police department, including Blue Santa, National Night Out, Law Enforcement Field Day, and other programs.
Weekly classes for the 2022 academy will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from March 24 to May 12. To register, complete an application at the GPD reception desk located at 3500 D.B. Wood Road or email Randy.McDonald@georgetown.org for more information.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, March 10. Classroom space is limited, so people are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.
Applications take a few days to process, but applicants will receive an acceptance notification via email. For more information, call 512-930-2747.