Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a comprehensive 12 week course designed to give residents better insight and understanding policing in general, the Taylor Police Department, and the Criminal Justice System.  The course will provide learning opportunities on how and why we do police work, how to make yourself safer, and how to assist the Police Department serve you better. Each session covers a different topic of the Police Department or the Criminal Justice System.

Classes begin on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, and continue every Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for twelve weeks concluding with graduation on May 27, 2015.

Courses will cover topics such as patrol procedures, police communications, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, and Criminal Justice topics such as the Judicial System, Prosecution, Child Advocacy Center, Juvenile Services, Civil Process and the Justice of the Peace. Instruction is provided by officers and outside Criminal Justice Professionals who have training and experience in the subject matter being covered. The sessions consist of lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on practice to include patrol “ride outs” with officers responding to actual calls.

Students will visit different areas of the Police Department and see it as few other residents have. Taylor Police Officers will, in turn, become more aware of our community’s concerns, needs and expectations concerning the delivery of police services. Students will have the opportunity to personally meet and talk with many officers throughout the department.

Residents are invited to enroll in the upcoming Taylor Citizen’s Police Academy. There is no cost to attend. To be considered for the program, students should be at least 18 years of age and either reside or work in Taylor. Exceptions to the 18 years of age are if the minor’s adult parents/guardians are also enrolled in the class. Applicants will be subject to a limited criminal background check.

Applications are available online or you may pick up an application at Taylor Police Department, front lobby, 500 S. Main, Taylor, Texas, 76574. Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 2, 2015.

Contact Support Services Administrator Amy Rowland by email or 512 352-5552 for an application or additional information.

Commander Don Georgens, email or call 512 352-5551