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Citizen's Police Academy
The Sugar Land Citizen's Police Academy is an exciting program that offers Sugar Land residents an in-depth experience into the Sugar Land Police Department.

To Protect, Serve & Educate
They are on the front lines of public safety, preventing and investigating crime, protecting and aiding citizens, and ready to put their lives at risk for people they’ve never met. They are the Sugar Land Police Department, and now you have the opportunity to take an inside look at the department, a remarkable organization of people and technology. The Citizen's Police Academy has a limited enrollment, and participants receive hands-on instruction in crime scene investigation, patrol procedures, firearms training, and much more.

Sugar Land Citizens' Police Academy #59
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Sugar Land Police Officer? Please join us for our 59th session of our Sugar Land Citizens' Police Academy slated for Spring 2017. Class will start in February and last until May. Applications will be open until December 31st.  The class  meets every Thursday for 10 weeks from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Sugar Land Police Department.

Students are introduced to all aspects of law enforcement, including:
  • Police Department Structure
  • Criminal Scene Investigations (CSI: Sugar Land)
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Traffic Laws and Traffic Stops
  • Active Shooter Situation Response
  • And more

The class is offered free of charge to Sugar Land residents, residents of the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction of Sugar Land and individuals that work in Sugar Land who are 18 years of age or older.

Applications for the Spring 2017 class are now available online at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov .
If you are a current Serve Sugar Land volunteer, log in using your email and password in the upper right hand corner of the page, then select "Get Involved" and select Citizens Police Academy Application - existing volunteer.
If you are new to the system, please click on the "Get Involved" tab and select and complete the Citizens Police Academy Application- new volunteer.

Rejection Criteria
The following criteria will be used when reviewing applications for admission to the Sugar Land Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy. An applicant will be rejected from attending the academy if any of the following statements apply:
  • Applicant does not reside within the incorporated city limits of Sugar Land, areas within the extra territorial jurisdiction (Greatwood and New Territory) or applicant does not have an employment address within the incorporated city limits of Sugar Land
  • Applicant has not provided a fully completed application
  • Applicant does not provide a copy of their drivers license
  • Applicant does not provide a copy of valid automobile liability insurance (upon admission to class)
  • Applicant has a criminal history containing a class B misdemeanor or above in the previous 5 years from the date of application
  • Prior felony convictions regardless of time period

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