The Schertz Police Department, Citizens Police Academy is an 8-week course, available to interested residents and/or business members in the Schertz community. The program is designed to give awareness and information about the role of law enforcement, and to increase the rapport between citizens and Police Officers. The Citizens Police Academy does not give the students any Police Officer certifications or qualifications. The Citizens Police Academy is for educational purposes only.
The Citizens Police Academy consists of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. Some of the topics in the academy include: department command structure, operations, simulated firearms training, use of force, laws, city ordinances, traffic stops, criminal investigations, and communications. The student will also have the opportunity to participate in role-playing scenarios during class.
Persons interested in the Schertz Citizens Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, and complete the application process. A background check is done on all applicants, at no charge. There is no fee for the class, and it will be limited to 30 students.
The classes will be held every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The dates will be posted on the Citizens Police Academy page
Return all completed applications (PDF) to:
Schertz Police Department
Special Projects Division
1400 Schertz Parkway
Schertz, TX 78154