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Galveston Police Department
News Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Registration Now Open for Galveston’s Citizens Police Academy
Free 12 Week Program Educates, Trains Islanders 

Galveston, Texas –Registration is now open for the Galveston Police Department’s 28th Citizens Police Academy.  The 12 week course brings police officers and the local community together in an educational setting that provides participants an in-depth overview of the department and its day-to-day operations.

This free program will be offered weekly this spring.  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! 

WHAT:           28th Galveston Police Department Citizens Police Academy

WHEN:           First class meets Thursday, February 9
Classes continue every Thursday for the next 11 weeks

6:00 – 8:30PM

WHERE:        Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
3602 Sealy Avenue

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.  Course topics include patrol and traffic enforcement, internal affairs, use of force, criminal investigations, narcotics and vice, as well as crime scene investigation and many others.

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

Download a brochure and application from the City’s website,  Questions about the program should be directed to Sgt. Destin Sims #329, office: 409-765-3606; email:

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