Only 25 students can take the course at a time.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — **EDITOR’S NOTE — the attached video was made in June 2022.
The Nacogdoches Police Department will host a Citizen Police Academy designed to educate residents.
The Citizens’ Policing Academy is an 11-week program designed to educate the citizens of Nacogdoches about the NPD and law enforcement in general, the press release details. Applications for placement in the course open today and close August 18.
The program begins September 12, with a graduation ceremony scheduled for November 28. Classes are free and will be held at the NPD station, located at 312 W Main St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday evening for the duration of the 11 weeks.
“The program takes an in-depth look at law enforcement, specifically the policies and procedures of the Nacogdoches Police Department,” said Sgt. Brett Ayres, coordinator of the Citizen Police Academy. “It is designed to educate citizens about why we make certain decisions or handle situations in a particular way.”
Only 25 students can take the course at a time. Applications to apply for an internship can be picked up at the NPD station or by sending an email indicating your interest.