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Public Safety News
Galveston Police Department
News Release
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Galveston’s Citizens Police Academy Starts this Week – Join Now!
Free 12 Week Program Offers Insight into Police Training, Investigation, & Criminal Law

Galveston, Texas – It’s not too late to join the Galveston Police Department’s 28th 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!  This is free program begins this Thursday!

The 12 week course brings police officers and the local community together in an educational setting that provides participants an in-depth look into the department and its day-to-day operations.

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, www.cityofgalveston.org.  Questions about the program should be directed to Sgt. Destin Sims #329, office: 409-765-3606; email: dsims@cityofgalveston.org.




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