The Huntsville Police Department invites all citizens to apply for the 2014 Citizens Police Academy, a unique chance for participants to learn about police operations first-hand.
According to HPD Senior Officers Mark Jenkins and Kenneth Posey, the deadline to apply for the program is March 28th, and those approved to take part in the program will attend sessions every Monday from April 14th to July 7th.
Officer Posey said, “If you have ever wondered how a Huntsville police officer is trained, how the SWAT Team operates, or what it’s like to go on a night-shift ride-along, the Citizens Police Academy promises to be an engaging, one-of-a-kind experience.” He said, “Participants will have the opportunity to see and hear about the overwhelming curriculum recruits must master before becoming part of the HPD.”
Officer Jenkins says the ideal candidate for the Citizens Police Academy is any local citizen with interest in the department or in law enforcement in general.
He said, “The only investment on your part is three hours of your time for 13 weeks.”
To apply for the Citizens Police Academy, visit www.huntsvilletx.gov, scroll over “Departments,” select the Police Department and click on the Citizens Police Academy application information link under “News & Announcements.”
For more information, contact HPD at (936) 291-5480.