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The department selects 30 applicants for each academy and each class consists of a cross-section of Garland citizens. The Academy is held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. For additional information please contact:
Matt PestaCommunity Relations Officer / PIOPhone: 972-485-4896Email Matt Pesta
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The Garland Citizen Police Academy is a 13-week program that focuses attention on the internal values, philosophy, and operations of the Garland Police Department. Designed for citizens, the academy educates citizens about the "How’s and Why’s" of the department, and the citizen’s role in the interaction of citizens and police. Students are encouraged to share this realistic view of the department with other citizens to improve the efficiency of law enforcement in their neighborhoods through shared responsibilities and resources.
Various members of the police department cover a wide variety of topics in the Citizen Police Academy. For example, Patrol operations are discussed as well as criminal investigations. Citizens are able to talk to Patrol officers during the "ride-along" program. Topics of the following are but a few of the many items discussed during the course of the academy:
The Garland Citizen Police Academy classes meet on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The classes are held at the Garland Police Department:1891 Forest LaneGarland, TX 75042
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