Citizens Police Academy

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About the Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy offers insight into Officer Recruitment and Training, Criminal Investigation, S.W.A.T., Crime Scene Investigation, the K-9 Unit, Firearms Training, Vice and Narcotics and much, much more. More importantly, it offers a unique opportunity to connect with your police department.

Classes open a window into Galveston Police Department operations–what they do and why they do it. This is also a chance to become more involved in your community, network with others across the island, and ultimately come together in partnership with your police department officers to improve the security and well-being of neighborhoods and commercial areas alike.

Registration is now open for the 53rd GPD Citizens Police Academy

We are pleased to announce the Galveston Police Department’s 53rd Citizens Police Academy hosted by Moody Methodist Church and held in the Welcome Center located inside the facility near the main sanctuary. The address is 2803 53rd Galveston, TX 77551. Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, and will meet each Tuesday evening through April 10th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for the class or materials. Please visit our website at the link provided to register.

Click here to fill out the application online. You can also download the PDF here and deliver it to 601 54th Street, Suite#200, Galveston, TX 77551 attention Sgt Destin Sims.


Applicants should be 18 years of age or older and either live or work in the City of Galveston.
Due to the sensitive subject matter applicants will be subjected to a background check. Participants must attend at least 9 classes to successfully complete the course.

Contact Us

  1. Sgt. Destin Sims
    Citizens Police Academy Coordinator


    (409) 765-3606