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The College Station Police Department will host the 50th session of the College Station Police Department-Citizen Police Academy.

The College Station Police Department will host the 50th session of the College Station Police Department-Citizen Police Academy.  This free program was first conducted by the agency in 1989 and the landmark session will begin on Tuesday, September 2. 

The program is designed to provide citizens with information on how the criminal justice system and the College Station Police Department operate as well as how police and community residents can work together to reduce crime.  A variety of methods, from hands on classroom instruction to role-playing, and accompanying officers on actual patrol shifts, will provide community residents with a good look at police operations from the inside.

Topics covered by police instructors and outside experts will include:

Criminal Law
Traffic Law
Criminal Investigations
Crime Scene Investigation
Uniformed Patrol
Communications (911 Dispatch)
Court System
S.W.A.T. / Negotiations

Citizens interested in attending the Citizen Police Academy should complete an application. Applications are available at the College Station Police Department, 2611 Texas Avenue or online at www.cstx.gov/police. The deadline for applying is Tuesday, August 26, at 5pm.  Again, there is no charge for the academy course.

Each session will run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm every Tuesday night beginning September 2, and ending November 18.  Sessions will be conducted at the Police Department.  For more information, contact Sergeant Calder Lively, College Station Police Department, (979) 764-3624 or clively@cstx.gov.