Longview, Texas (KETK) — The Longview Police Department, in conjunction with the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, will be hosting the 22nd annual Citizens Police Academy beginning Thursday, September 12th and concluding on Thursday, October 24th. Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m., until approximately 8:30 p.m., each night at the Longview Police Department’s Roy Stone Training Center located at 302 West Cotton Street.
The purpose of the academy is to familiarize citizens with the operations of the police department. Classes will cover topics such as patrol procedures, criminal law, narcotics, search and seizure, tactical operations, criminal investigation, juvenile law, sex offender registration, identity theft, and a SWAT firearms demonstration.
Students also have the opportunity to ride with a patrol officer and witness the street activity that officers’ encounter on a day-to-day basis. Classes are open to the public, attendees do not have to be a Longview resident, and there is no cost to attend the class.
Applications can be obtained at the Longview Police Department Records Division, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m., or you can call the Longview Police Department and ask to speak with Teresa Rau at 903-237-1199 or by emailing a request for an application to her at firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also obtain an application via the internet at www.longviewpolice.com . Click on the “Get Involved” tab at the top of the page and then select the “Citizens Academy” link to download an application. The deadline to apply for the academy is September 10th.
Class size is limited, so apply soon.
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