Schertz Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association
SCP and SCPAAA
The Schertz Citizens Patrol (SCP) is a cooperative effort between the Schertz Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (SCPAAA) and the Schertz Police Department (SPD). Graduates of the Schertz Citizens Police Academy, who become members of the Schertz Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, may volunteer and apply for the Schertz Citizens Patrol, and they will be registered with the City of Schertz as City Volunteers.
Any U.S. Citizen who is at least 18 years old may become a member of Schertz Citizens Patrol, provided they are of good moral character, free of felony conviction, and successfully complete the application, background, and training process. A volunteer is a non-salaried individual who offers his/her services for a limited time, acting in a specific capacity willingly by one’s own accord. A volunteer has no salary, benefits or labor relations rights of a City employee and serves “at the will” of the Chief of Police. A volunteer can be placed in or removed from volunteer duties by the Chief of Police with or without cause. The volunteer will complete and sign the Schertz Citizens Patrol Agreement.
Schertz Citizens Patrol Mission Statement
The mission of Schertz Citizens Patrol is to enhance the individual and collective safety and general welfare of all people of the City of Schertz by assisting the Schertz Police Department in deterring crime in Schertz. The primary method used to deter crime will be to provide high visibility patrol within the City.
How do I become a member of the SCPAAA?
All members of the Alumni must attend and complete the Schertz Police Departments Citizens Police Academy. Upon completion of the Citizens Police Academy you will be eligible to join the SCPAAA.
How do I attend the Citizens Police Academy?
The Schertz Police Department, Citizens Police Academy is a twelve-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. The Citizens Police Academy does not give the students any Police Officer Certifications or Qualifications. The Citizens Police Academy is for educational purposes only.
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.
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.
The classes will be held every Thursday starting August 13th, 2015 and continue through October 29th, 2015. Classes will be from 6pm to 9pm. The deadline for applications will be Friday August 7th, 2015 at 5pm.
Return all completed applications to:
Schertz Police Department
Special Projects Division
1400 Schertz Parkway Building 6
Schertz, TX 78154
Visit the Schertz Citizens Police Academy Alumni Facebook page.
Do I have to pay to attend the Citizens Police Academy?
No, there is no cost involved to attend the Citizens Police Academy. Membership in the Schertz Citizens Police Academy is not mandatory. If a person attends the Citizens Police Academy they do not have to participate in the SCPAAA.
So what exactly does the SCPAAA do?
We assist the Schertz Police Department with various events and projects such as Blue Santa, July 4th Jubilee, Festival of Angels, Schertz Fest, Wilenchiks Walk for Life, Doggie Dash, Trunk or Treat, National Night Out, and the Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers just to name a few.
At year’s end we sponsor a dinner for the entire Schertz Police Department including non-sworn personnel and at that occasion we announce and recognize the Police officers that have excelled in the line of duty.
Here are some photographs from the 2014 Christmas Dinner: