Seguin Police Department Announces Annual Citizen's Police Academy Class.
Published on Feb 07, 2017 / Local News
SEGUIN, Texas – Residents who want to gain a better understanding about the Seguin Police Department will soon have the opportunity. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 SPD Citizen's Police Academy.
The academy will teach citizens how police officers, telecommunication staff and support personnel protect citizens and prevent crime. Students will interact with the Chief of Police, patrol officers, narcotics investigators, detectives, telecommunication staff and K-9 units. Police personnel will provide instruction in ethics, communications, narcotics, officer safety, patrol, traffic stops, DWI, use of force, handcuffing, building searches and SWAT activities.
A tour of the Juvenile Probation Center and the Guadalupe County Jail will take place during the academy. The final class will include a trip to the SPD training facility (firearm range), providing students with an opportunity to learn gun safety as well as the basics of firing weapons. Citizens will also have an opportunity to ride-along with a patrol officer for a minimum of two times during the academy session. Upon completion of all classes, students will participate in a graduation ceremony and will be awarded certificates. This academy is completely free and citizens will be provided a 2017 SPD Citizen's Police Academy shirt.
The annual ten-week academy starts Thursday, March 30th at 6 pm in the training room on the first floor of the Seguin Police Department. Each class will run approximately three hours. The last class night will be May 25th and the graduation is scheduled for June 1st.
Applications are available at the Police Department and on the police department webpage of the City of Seguin website. Applications are due no later than March 14th. All applicants will undergo a background check prior to the start of class. Applicants may not be high school students and must be older than 18. Hurry and complete your application as these classes fill up quickly!
For more information on the academy, contact Officer Carlos Contreras at 830-386-2582.