Citizens Police Academy

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Accepting Citizens Police Academy Applications

By George Slaughter RICHMOND–The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The academy is a program for citizens seeking to learn about law enforcement as well as those considering a career in the field. The program gives an overview of the criminal justice system and the sheriff’s office through classroom presentations and practical, hands-on experience. The program consists of two-hour sessions held on 12 consecutive Thursdays. Hours are from […]

Katy Graduates Its First Citizens Police Academy Class

The first graduating class of the Katy Citizens Police Academy. Pictured on the front row, left to right, are Sandra Byrd, Margaret Valli, Janet Corte, Stacy Painter, and Sherri Jones. On the back row, left to right, are Nam Huynh, Patrick Ramsey, Robert Nugent, Vence Salvato, Vincent Morille, Mike Atkinson, Larry Gay, Walter McDowell, and David Thelen - Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter Watch a police drama on television or at the movie theatre, or read a police procedural novel, and it’s easy to imagine how officers do their jobs. Yet in many cases, it’s fair to say that dramatic license is involved to make a more compelling, entertaining story. Yet with a new program offered by the Katy Police Department, citizens can see for themselves how things really work. The police department’s Katy Citizens […]