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 recently expanded Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week course begins Sept. 13, with students meeting once a week from 7-10 p.m., including weekend courses that include firearm simulations, mock building searches and simulated traffic stops.
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 the following:
• Use Of Force / Weapons;
• Firearm Simulations;
• Narcotics: Gangs;
• Traffic Laws and DWI Investigations;
• Building Search / Traffic Stops;
• Criminal Investigations;
• Telecommunications / Eoc;
• Crime Scene Investigation;
• Texas Department Of Criminal Justice;
• Crime Victim Liaison
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.