Applications Open for Katy Citizen's Police Academy


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

January 22, 2019

Beginning February 2019, The Katy Police Department is offering a Citizen’s Police Academy class for City of Katy residents.

CITIZEN TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

This is a 10-week training opportunity for citizens who desire to gain a unique understanding of the policies and procedures of the Katy Police Department.

Classes start on February 21, 2019 and will meet on every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., followed by a graduation ceremony upon completion of training on May 9, 2019. Space is limited to 15 people, so please apply early.

You can find the Application here for the Katy Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy Application for Enrollment.


- Students must live within City of Katy limits

- Students must be willing to submit to a criminal background investigation

- No firearms permitted in the classroom or secured areas of the police department

- Tobacco products will not be permitted in the classroom

DRESS CODE

- Collared shirts, slacks or dress pants, and proper footwear

- Jeans are permitted as long as there are no holes or tears

- NO sandals, flip flops, shorts, mini-skirts, T-shirts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, or any clothing low-cut or that would expose undergarments, or clothing with drug or alcohol-related logos or derogatory pictures or wording.

The Citizen Police Academy is offered to eligible citizens who desire to gain a unique understanding of the policies and procedures of the Katy Police Department. An applicant may be disqualified from participating for any of the following reasons, including but not limited to:

Outstanding warrants of any type.

Under indictment for, or currently charged with any felony offense.

Having a history of, or conviction for any sexual related offense.

History of, or conviction for Family Violence.

Convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years.

Having been convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor within the last five (5) years.

Having a driver’s license or ID card suspension for any reason that indicates poor driving behavior, or responsibility to comply with State Laws; up to five (5) years from the time of suspension to application. This does not include suspensions resulting from MIP violations.

Having a driver’s license or ID card that is currently classified as a habitual violator.

Applicant is a suspect of a crime while such case is being investigated by this or any other Law

Enforcement Agency or prosecuted as a result of such an investigation.

Applicant is a known associate of a convicted felon.

Applicant is a known member of, or associated with any person or organization which advocates hatred, prejudice, or oppression of any person or group which disseminates such material.

Applicant is a known member of, or associated with any organization, association, movement, or group which advocates the commission of acts of force or violence to deny others their rights under the Constitution of the United States or which seeks to alter the form of government of the United States by unconstitutional means.

Persons who have appending law suit against the Department shall not be allowed to participate in the academy while that lawsuit is active

Any other indications of criminal history, criminal involvement and/or previous law enforcement

Involvement will be evaluated on a case by case basis and considered in the application process.

For more on the application's requirements and restrictions visit the Citizen’s Police Academy's website here.

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