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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Teen Citizen Police Academy Accepting Applications

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The Longview Police Department is accepting applications through Friday, May 27, for its Teen Citizen Police Academy.  The academy will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 7 to June 30 in the Roy Stone Training Center, located in the Longview Police Department at 302 W. Cotton St.

The purpose of the academy is educate students ages 14 - 18 on the organization of the department, highlight steps for becoming a Police Officer, and offer hands-on exercises.  Students will also participate in discussions concerning safety, laws and an Officer’s perspective and professionalism. 

“We are excited to bring back the Teen Citizen Police Academy and offer it to another class of students,” Acting Police Chief Anthony Boone said. “We hope this class helps prepare these teens for a chance to better understand law enforcement and its potential as a fulfilling career.” 

Participants in the program will learn about:

  • Becoming a Police Officer
  • Officer Safety
  • Traffic Procedures
  • Handcuffing
  • Physical Evidence Specialists
  • Finger Printing
  • Social Media
  • SWAT demo at the Range
  • Driving Simulator

The academy is free. Notebooks, supplies and refreshments will be provided.  To learn more or apply today please visit LongviewTexas.gov/TeenCPA.  Please call Lt. James Bettis at 903-237-1129 for more information.

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