KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 19, 2018
Jennifer Lynn Greenway
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Precinct 5 deputy? Registration is now open for Harris County Precinct 5's Citizens Police Academy, which begins on September 27.
The "cadets" will take part in classes every Thursday night in an eleven week training program. They'll learn about everything from investigations to hands-on use-of-force training. The academy includes one night at a live fire range and one ride along with a real Precinct 5 deputy on patrol. You will have an opportunity to see and touch the gear that police officer's have every day such as bullet-proof vest, gun, handcuffs and taser. One night the various vehicles that officers use will be available for a look.
The Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Citizens Police Academy was designed to offer a "behind the badge" view of law enforcement by putting participants in the shoes of a deputy on patrol. Experiencing firsthand what deputies face is invaluable in providing a more accurate picture of law enforcement.
Classes are held at the Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 5 Command Station 17423 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 (close to the I-10 & Barker Cypress intersection), Thursday, September 27 - Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. (There is no class Thanksgiving).
Click here to learn more and register.
The Citizens Police Academy twice a year. Classes fill quickly and limited seats are available. If you anticipate missing more than 1 week of class please wait for a future class to register.
The only fee associated with the classes is $25 for the Citizen's Police Academy shirt.