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 next CPA day class to be held at OLLI:
The next Galveston Citizens Police Academy will be held on Wednesdays, 10 AM – 12:30 PM beginning February 7 – April 25. This class offers 12 sessions and is FREE to attend. Instructors include Sergeant Destin Sims and others from Galveston Police Department. This class has been adapted especially for OLLI and offers insight into GPD. The mission of the Citizens Police Academy is to provide understanding through education. This course is designed to increase awareness of the function of the Police Department by educating citizens on topics related to the role of the Police Officer in their community. This course will strengthen ties between the Police Department and the community while providing knowledge and dispelling misconceptions. Come experience this fun, interesting way to better understand how the Galveston Police Department serves You. The OLLI Citizen's Police Academy is open to anyone age 18 and over. OLLI membership is not required. Applicants must 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 class sessions to successfully complete the course.
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.
Sgt. Destin Sims Citizens Police Academy Coordinator Phone: (409) 765-3606