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FBCSO Taking Applications for Citizens Police Academy for Spring 2018

Citizens interested in pursuing a career in local law enforcement, and those who simply wish to be more informed on law enforcement practices can sign up now for the Citizens Police Academy.


January 9, 2018

Ashley Lancaster

Admission for the Spring 2018 class is on a first-come, first-served basis, and only 35 students will be accepted into the program. Final acceptance of students into the academy is at the discretion of Sheriff Troy E. Nehls.

About the course

The session is 12 weeks, is held at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in Richmond, Texas and typically last two hours in night a week. In the class, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office introduces students to state-of-the-art training simulators, discuss requirements for Texas Peace Office and police academy hopefuls, and lectures on the distribution of personnel for the patrol division, along with presentations by the SWAT team, and more.

How to apply

To apply, candidates must be 18 years or older, and not have a criminal arrest record. Download the application for Spring 2018 here.

For more information about the Citizens Police Academy and Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, visit


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