Applications being accepted for 36th Citizen’s Police Academy

Opening ceremonies set for Feb. 6

The Round Rock Police Department is conducting open enrollment for the 36th Citizen’s Police Academy, a 12-week educational opportunity that gives participants a behind the scenes look at the many functions of the police department.

The Citizens Police Academy is a hands-on course where participants will: drive a police car in an obstacle course; go to a shooting range; work a mock crime scene; and much more. Citizens will meet officers from every division: K9 Unit, Training and Recruiting, Dispatch, SWAT, Hostage Negotiations, Crime Scene, Evidence, Patrol, School Resource Program and Criminal Investigations.

“This is an opportunity for the community to get an inside, hands-on look at what it’s like to work in law enforcement,” said Officer Todd Spradlin, who leads the Academy. “Keeping Round Rock safe is always our top priority and this program lets our community become more involved in that mission.”

Classes are held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights at the department, 2701 N. Mays St. The course concludes with a graduation ceremony and dinner. Space is limited. A background check and clear driving record are required to enroll in the program. Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6.

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