Citizen's Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy

Residents who want to gain a better understanding about the Seguin Police Department now have the opportunity. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2022 SPD Citizen's Police Academy.

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The 11-week academy teaches citizens how police officers, telecommunication staff and support personnel protect citizens and prevent crime. Students will interact with the Chief of Police, patrol officers, narcotics investigators, detectives, telecommunication staff and K-9 units. Police personnel will provide instruction in ethics, communications, narcotics, officer safety, patrol, traffic stops, DWI, use of force, handcuffing, building searches and SWAT activities. The class begins March 1, 2022.
A tour of the Juvenile Probation Center and the Guadalupe County Jail will take place during the academy. The final class will include a trip to the SPD training facility (gun range), providing students with an opportunity to learn gun safety as well as the basics of firing weapons. Citizens will also have an opportunity to ride-along with a patrol officer for a minimum of two times during the academy session. Upon completion of all classes, students will participate in a graduation ceremony and will be awarded certificates. This academy is completely free and citizens will be provided an academy shirt.
 Applications are available at the Police Department and on the police department webpage of the City of Seguin website. The class is limited to 12 participants. All applicants will undergo a background check prior to the start of class. Applicants may not be high school students and must be older than 18. Hurry and complete your applications as these classes fill up quickly. Fill out the interactive Citizens Police Academy Application, save and email to Ofc. Sarah Wallace at
For more information on the academy, contact our Community Engagement Office at 830-865-6409 or email

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