On Thursday, December 12, 2019 the Austin Police Department's Citizen Police Academy celebrated a milestone with the graduation of the 100th and 101st Citizen Police Academy classes. The graduation ceremony took place at Promise Land Church, 1504 E. 51 St. at 6 p.m.
The Citizen Police Academy is a fourteen-week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Austin Police Department. Each session consists of weekly classes that meet at Austin Police Headquarters. The instruction is comprehensive, each week different units within the department are covered.
The slogan of the Citizen Police Academy is, “Understanding through Education.” The goal is to educate the public about the Austin Police Department and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers.
We hope the graduates of the Citizen Police Academy have become more aware and better informed about how the Police Department operates, and will encourage friends, coworkers and families to join the Austin Police Department in this rewarding program.