The Longview Police Department, in conjunction with the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, will be hosting the 19th annual Citizen Police Academy beginning Thursday September 9th and concluding on Thursday October 21nd. Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 pm until approximately 8:30 pm each night at the Longview Police Department’s Roy Stone Training Center.
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 option 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 and there is no cost and no exams to take!
Applications can be obtained at the Longview Police Department Records Division, Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, or you can call the Longview Police Department Administration Office at 903.237.1111. You may also obtain an application via the internet at www.longviewpolice.com. Click on the “Programs” bar at the top of the page and then select the “Citizen Police Academy” link to download an application. The deadline to apply for the academy is September 7th and class size is limited so apply soon.