Pearland’s Citizen’s Police Academy will offer spots for 40 students next month, providing a unique view into the world of local law enforcement.
It is Pearland Police Department’s 20th class, set to begin on Thursday, Feb. 5. This year’s class will include two extra weeks of new classes. Sessions will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m., ending at approximately 9:30 p.m. for 14 consecutive weeks at the Pearland Public Safety and Municipal Courts Building, 2555 Cullen Parkway.
The classes focus on the “how” and “why” of law enforcement and give police officers the opportunity to meet and hear from citizens they serve.
Topics addressed include Crime Prevention, Officer Survival, Patrol Procedures, SWAT, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Transportation, Juvenile Laws, Arrest Procedures and more. A “field trip” will be taken to the Brazoria County Detention Center.
Students will also have the opportunity to see what it feels like to be a police officer during a class that features scenario-based mock building searches and traffic stops.
Upon completion of the class, citizens may join the Pearland Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, a service organization dedicated to supporting the mission of the department.
The Citizens Police Academy Class is open to the first “qualified” residents – those who live or work within the area, are at least 18 years old — or 17 attending with an adult family member — and pass a background check. There is no cost to attend.
To apply, visit www.pcpaaa.com/cpa-class-schedule/cpa-brochure.
After applications are reviewed, potential students will be contacted by a CPA coordinator.
For information, contact Officer Daniel Hamminga, 281-997-4171 or [email protected]