Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Celebrates Fall 2023 Citizens Police Academy Graduates

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Celebrates Fall 2023 Citizens Police Academy Graduates

November 13 2023

On November 9, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office celebrated the graduation of the Fall 2023 Citizens Police Academy, with another opportunity for a fresh batch of recruits coming up in the spring.

Designed for members of the community seeking to learn about law enforcement, the Citizens Police Academy aims to provide an overview of the criminal justice system and various functions of the Sheriff’s Office through classroom presentations and practical hands-on experience. The program is also suited for individuals who are considering a career in the field.   

Free of charge to participants, the ​11-week program is held at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, located directly across the street from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center at 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas. The program consists of two-hour sessions held on consecutive Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The first session will begin on January 18, 2024, and conclude on April 42024.  

Online registration for the Spring 2024 semester begins November 20, 2023 and ends on January 5, 2024 at 5:00 PM. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the Sheriff’s Office and learn about the inner workings of each division, including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Detention, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center, Law Enforcement Training, and Narcotics.  

The program will accept 35 qualified participants, all of whom must be 18 years of age and must not have a criminal arrest record. Persons interested in enrolling in the Citizens Police Academy may register here. 

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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