The Stephenville Police Department will start taking applications for this year’s Citizen Police Academy today.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 11, the minimum age for enrollment is 21 and you must live or work or in the city of Stephenville. The Citizen Police Academy is a 30-hour training block of instruction over a period of 10 weeks designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Stephenville Police Department’s personnel and policies.
The instruction is comprehensive, covering different areas of the police department each week. Officers, supervisors and personnel assigned to that specific division conduct each instructional block. Emphasis is placed on the patrol division, as that’s the segment of the police department with which the public most often comes into contact.

Source: Local News