The Kerrville Police Department is now accepting applications for their 23rd Citizen Police Academy class. The twelve free classes, instructed by various personnel of different divisions of KPD, begins on August 9 and participants will graduate November 1.
According to KPD, the course is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Kerrville Police Department. Applicants must be 18 years of age, meet certain criteria necessary for applying and completing release forms. KPD will also perform a criminal history and background investigation on each citizen. Participants must live in Kerr County and not have been convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor or any higher criminal offense.
As stated in a recent press release by KPD, “Although the course has a particular emphasis on patrol, it also covers many diverse topics such as Criminal Investigations, Evidence, Traffic, Special Operations Unit, Communications, and Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events. Each student will also be given the opportunity to ride with a patrol officer during a tour of duty.”
The Citizen Police Academy is free of charge and will meet once a week on Thursdays from 6 PM until 9 PM. The classes will take place in the Training Room at the Kerrville Police Department at 429 Sidney Baker in Kerrville.
With a class limit of 21 people, applicants are accepted on a “first come first served” basis and no applications will be accepted after 5 PM on August 2. KPD will notify you if you have been selected to attend. Upon completion of the course, graduates are invited to become members of the Kerrville Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.
Visit www.kerrvilletx.gov (under Community Services) to print out an application or pick one up at the Duty Desk at the Kerrville Police Department. Community Services Officer Juan Trevizo can be contacted at 830-258-1371 to request more information.