Lubbock Law Enforcement to Offer Citizens Academy Program - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock Law Enforcement to Offer Citizens Academy Program

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office (LSO), Lubbock Police Department (LPD) and the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office (LCDA) is now accepting applications for the next Citizens Academy, which begins March 5, 2019.

The 14-week academy will introduce students to the many programs and services provided by law enforcement and prosecutors. Students will receive interactive education during weekly meetings on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Participants in the academy will learn about the different services that each agency offers. Some of the topics to be covered include: Patrol procedures, SWAT, the crime lab, aircraft operation, border operations, K-9 units, tactical driving, crash investigations, criminal investigations, civilian response to active shooters, criminal prosecution, plea offers and alternate ways of resolving cases, courtroom procedures and students will take part in a mock trial.

The academy will be held at the offices of DPS, LSO, LPD and the Lubbock County Courthouse.

The application deadline 5 p.m. on December 31, 2018. To apply, click here

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