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The next Citizens Academy begins March 22nd and ends May 3rd.  Download the application here: Basic Citizens Academy application.  See the curriculum here: Citizens Academy 2023 Schedule.

The Citizen's Police Academy is a 6-week program designed to promote citizen interaction with Law Enforcement.  The academy is designed to give an in-depth look at the day to day functions of the Giddings Police Department and current issues surrounding Law Enforcement and the community.  The classes are structured to be interactive, offering students an opportunity to ask officers questions in a mutual learning environment.  Included in the curriculum are topics, which range from Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizures, Crime Prevention and Police ride along.  Students will also learn how the Giddings Police Department (GPD) interacts with other community partners.

During the 6 weeks, officers from individual units of GPD will make presentations to students describing their role in the operation of the Department.  This will provide students with an opportunity in an informal setting, to ask questions and share information with the officers. 

Class 01 September 14th  6p-8p Orientation/Tour of PD & Dispatch

Class 02 September 21st  6p-8p Patrol Operations

Class 03 September 28th 6p-8p Criminal Investigations Division

Class 04 October 5th  6p-8p Use of Force

Class 05 October 12th 6p-8p  County Attorney/LCSO

Class 06 October 19th  6p-8p  How to be a Good Witness & Graduation


DEADLINE March 8th 2022

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