An exciting program offering citizens an opportunity help the SLPD make Sugar Land safer. Contact us for more information.
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.
Any other duty approved by the Assistant Chief of Operations
Child Safety Seat Inspection
Fingerprinting of Citizens
The Chaplain program is also under CAST
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
Special circumstances (such as traffic, crowd control and incident command)
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.