Citizens Police Academy
The Lufkin Police Department
is now accepting applications for the upcoming
2017 Citizen’s Police Academy. Click here for details.
The 12-week academy is held each fall on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m at both Lufkin City Hall for the classroom portion and the Department’s “South Base” training area for tactical demonstrations. The Lufkin Police Department sponsors this academy to citizens free of charge.
This program aims to help citizens better understand the issues and situations that police officers face each day. Participants will be instructed in criminal law, arrest powers, search and seizure laws, department policies and procedures, use of force, criminal investigations, traffic law, accident investigations, narcotics investigations, special operations, the judicial process, as well as interactive use with firearms and firearms safety, use of force simulator, mock traffic stops and building searches, in addition to many other areas of law enforcement.
Participants will also have an opportunity to do a ride-along with a patrol officer while attending the academy, giving them the opportunity to see and learn about an officer’s role and duties in our community, as well as the hazards and issues that they face in our rapidly changing society.
If you, or someone you know would like to participate in this program, contact Lt. Jerry Smith at (936) 630-0508, or stop by the Lufkin Police Department for an application. Space is limited to only 25 participants and it is expected to fill up quickly. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate and cannot have had a previous felony conviction.