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Community Assistance Support Team
Program Overview
An exciting program offering citizens an opportunity help the SLPD make Sugar Land safer. Interested? Contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 281-275-2578.

About the Team

The Sugar Land Police Department's Community Assistance Support Team (CAST) is a volunteer group comprised of Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association members who provide support for major incident response, patrol, victim services and police training. CAST members travel in specially marked cars with warning lights and wear distinctive clothing, including polo-style shirts with CAST logos.


CAST Volunteer Opportunities

  • Any other duty approved by the Assistant Chief of Operations
  • Child Safety Seat Inspection
  • Emergency Response
  • Fingerprinting of Citizens
  • Patrol Duties
  • Patrol Support
  • The Chaplain program is also under CAST

Training
In addition to 12 weeks of training in the Sugar Land Citizens’ Police Academy, volunteers receive six hours of classroom training and eight hours in the field focusing on the following areas:

  • Organization and policies
  • Patrol procedures (traffic laws, driving safety, house watches, citizen contact, etc.). Specialized training is provided on a follow-up basis, as needed
  • Phone bank procedures
  • Radio procedures
  • Special circumstances (such as traffic, crowd control and incident command)
  • Warrant call-ups

Who Benefits?
  • CAST enhances the operational efficiency of the Sugar Land Police Department through support of programs that contribute to the safety of citizens
  • SLPD is able to remove officers from special assignments and focus on officer-specific tasks. This directly impacts the delivery of services to citizens
  • A readily available pool of volunteers supports city operations during periods of natural disaster that can strain city resources

Improvement to Quality of Life
Public safety is consistently ranked as a one of the community top priorities. This program enhances public safety services while indoctrinating the citizens into the operation of the department. These citizens often become community advocates for the department, providing factual information to the community and helping others understand how to access services.

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