The Longview Police Department will be hosting the 25th annual Citizen Police Academy beginning Thursday September 8th and concluding on Thursday October 20th. Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:15 pm until approximately 8:15 pm each night at the Longview Police Department’s Roy Stone Training Center.
The purpose of the academy is to familiarize citizens with the operations of the police department. Classes will cover topics such as patrol procedures, criminal law, narcotics, search and seizure, tactical operations, criminal investigation, juvenile law, sex offender registration, identity theft, and a SWAT firearms demonstration.
Students also have the option to ride with a patrol officer and witness the street activity the officers’ encounter on a day-to-day basis. Classes are open to the public and there is no cost and no exams to take!
Applications can be obtained at the Longview Police Department Records Division, Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, or you can call the Longview Police Department Administration Office at 903.237.1199. You may also obtain an application via the internet at LongviewTexas.gov/CPA. The deadline to apply for the academy is September 5th and class size is limited so apply soon.