Central Texas police departments gearing up for spring police academy

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 1:43pm

The Temple Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy is accepting applications for their next session. This session is scheduled to begin on January 29 at 6:30 pm. The deadline for registration for the class is also on January 29.

The Academy meets on Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., over a ten week period. There is also one Saturday class. Those attending the academy will receive instruction that familiarizes them with basic police operations and procedures, such as traffic stops, narcotics detection, K-9 Unit, SWAT operations, and basic investigative techniques.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is open to all residents of Temple, and the surrounding area that are 18 years of age or older. Residents are encouraged to get an inside view of the law enforcement profession and of the Temple Police Department. The cost of the course is $15.

Those interested in attending may pick up information and applications in the lobby of the Police Department, located at 209 East Avenue A, Temple. Information is also available at www.templetx.gov, then click Home > Government > Police > Citizen's Police Academy.

For more information contact Officer J. Gooch, the Temple Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy Coordinator, at phone number 254-298-5911.

Waco Police Department will begin their police academy on January 31. Registration, however, wraps up on January 25. The application is available online, and you can contact Crystal Neville with any questions at (254) 750-1761.

Waco's police academy is 12 weeks, meeting every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Killeen Police Department will hold their 34th police academy on March 4. However, applications are being accepted now through February 28. For more information, or to apply, contact Tammy Moseley at (254) 501-8805 or email tmoseley@killeentexas.gov.

Killeen's police academy is 12 weeks, meeting every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and one Saturday class on May 4.

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