College Station Police Department Conducting Citizen Police Academy

The College Station Police Department is preparing to conduct the 45th session of the Citizen Police Academy. This free ten-week program, slated to begin February 7, 2012, is designed to provide citizens with information on how the criminal justice system and police department operate, and how police and community residents can work together to reduce crime. A variety of methods, from hands on classroom instruction to role-playing, and accompanying officers on their actual patrol shift, will provide community residents with a good look at police operations from the inside.

Topics covered by police instructors and outside experts will include:

Criminal Law
Traffic Law
Criminal Investigations
Crime Scene Investigation
Uniformed Patrol
Communications (911 Dispatch)
Court System
S.W.A.T. / Negotiations
And Much More

Citizens interested in attending the Citizen Police Academy should complete an application. Applications are available at the College Station Police Department, 2611 Texas Avenue. You can also call 764-3573 to request an application by mail, email or fax. Citizens can also go to for information and to apply online. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 27th, at 5 p.m. Again, there is no charge for the academy course.

Each session will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday night beginning February 7, 2012, and ending May 1, 2012. Sessions will be conducted at the Police Department. For more information, contact Officer Dennis Bain, Community Services Division, College Station Police Department, 764-3573 or, or Lt. Craig Anderson at 764-3610 or

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