Citizen Police Academy

ANNOUNCING THE GEORGETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT’S 2019 SPRING CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY

The Georgetown Police Department (GPD) believes that an informed public on police standards and procedures are critical elements for public safety and crime prevention. It is our philosophy that the police should always maintain a relationship with the public. To that end, twice a year,GPD offers the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) where citizens gain an understanding of the police department and its practices. The CPA is an 11-week course designed to inform the community about Georgetown Police and Fire Department protocols and procedures.

The Academy is taught by law enforcement officers and fire fighters and provides citizens an inside view of the daily activities of the Georgetown Police and FireDepartments. The curriculum includes laws and code of criminal procedure, criminal and accident investigations, lethal and less-than-lethal weapons, crime scene investigations, victim services, response to resistance, officer safety, and Fire response. Classes will meet once a week.

Successful completion of the CPA course makes you eligible to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA). CPAAA is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation. CPAAA members work on a variety of projects for our Police Department. These projects include Blue Santa, National Night Out, Law Enforcement Field Day, and other programs.

The next CPA class is scheduled to begin March 21, 2019 and run through May 30, 2019. Classes run each Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. To register, complete an application at the police department Reception Desk located at 3500 D.B. Wood Road or email Randy.McDonald@georgetown.org for more information. The deadline for all applications is Monday, March 4, 2019 at 5pm.

The Georgetown Citizen Police Academy is free. However, classroom space is limited, so if you want to enroll in the next class, it is best to get your application in as soon as possible, before the class fills up. Applications take a few days to process, but you will receive an acceptance notification via email. For more information call 512-930-2747.