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Public Safety News
Galveston Police Department
News Release
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Galveston’s Citizens Police Academy Now Accepting Applications
Free 12 Week Program Offers Insight into Police Training, Investigation, & Criminal Law 

Galveston, Texas – The Galveston Police Department is now accepting applications for its 26th Annual Citizens Police Academy.  If you are at least 18 years of age, live or work in the City of Galveston, and would like to better understand how the police department serves the community, this is your chance to find out!  Classes will begin next month on Thursday, May 12.  This is a free program!

WHAT:           Galveston Police Department Citizens Police Academy 

WHEN:           First class meets Thursday, May 12
Classes continue every Thursday for the next 11 weeks
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   

WHERE:        Galveston County Criminal Justice Center
601 54th Street

The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to increase understanding between the Island’s citizens and the police department through education.  During the program students will be provided with information, training, and insight into the workings of the Galveston Police Department.  Courses will cover topics including police recruitment, internal affairs, criminal investigations, and narcotics and vice.

Due to the sensitive subject matter of this training, a criminal history check is required. 

Download an application from the City of Galveston’s website, www.cityofgalveston.org or the Galveston Police Department’s website, http://www.galvestonpolice.net/official/.  Questions about the program should be directed to Sgt. Destin Sims #329, office: 409-765-3606; email: dsims@cityofgalveston.org. Brochure and Application



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