Schertz Citizen's Police Academy

The Special Projects office provides a Citizens Police Academy program where citizens can become familiar with the role of law enforcement, in particular about their local law enforcement.

The Schertz Police Department-Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week course, available to interested residents and/or business members in the Schertz community. The program is designed to give awareness and information about the role of Law Enforcement, and to increase the rapport between citizens and Police Officers. This course allows Police Officers to serve as instructors and provide scenarios and role-play while giving citizens a view of what Law Enforcement is all about.

The Citizens Police Academy does not give the students any Police Officer certifications or qualifications, and is for educational purposes only.

Instruction

The Citizens Police Academy consists of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. Some of the topics in the academy include: department command structure, operations, simulated firearms training, use of force, laws, city ordinances, traffic stops, criminal investigations, and communications. The student will also have the opportunity to participate in role-playing scenarios during class.

Requirements

Persons interested in the Schertz Citizens Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, and complete the application process. A background check is done on all applicants, at no charge. There is no fee for the class, and it will be limited to 30 students.

Schedule

The classes will be held every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. At this time the no official date has been set. Please check back for an official start date.

Application

Applications (PDF) are available online.

Return all completed applications to:
Schertz Police Department
Special Projects Division
1400 Schertz Parkway
Building 6
Schertz, TX 78154

Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy have the option of joining the Citizens Police Academy Alumni and also the Schertz Citizens Patrol.

Applications are available at the Police Department or by clicking on the PDF document above. Completed applications should be returned to the Schertz Police Department, attention Officer Helen Lafitte, Academy Director.