Want to discover firsthand what it takes to be a police officer, get to know your beat officer and learn more about criminal investigation? Find out by signing up for the Sugar Land Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week course begins Sept. 1, with students meeting once a week from 7-10 p.m.
While learning about the challenges faced by police officers, laws affecting citizens, the judicial system and emergency management, participants personally interact with officers, detectives and other personnel in a nontraditional law enforcement setting.
The training program consists of classroom and “hands on” instruction designed to provide interested Sugar Land citizens with a working knowledge of the Sugar Land Police Department, its personnel and emergency management operations.
Topics taught during the academy include police training, roles and responsibilities of the uniformed officer, use of firearms and deadly force options, criminal investigative skills, traffic law, crime scene search, communications, narcotics, gang education, specialized units, tactical operations, juvenile law, community involvement and emergency management. Additionally, participants have an opportunity to participate in a “staged” traffic stop, a “staged” building search and a tour of a local prison unit in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system.
Everything needed for the 10-week course is supplied free-of-charge.
Call SLPD police officer Lauren Stockholm at (281) 275-2956 for more information or register online at www.sugarlandtx.gov.