The Fredericksburg Police Department sponsors a Citizens Police Academy to educate the public about the daily activities of its City Law Enforcement and introduce them to the department. The Academy is held on Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for eight weeks. Each week, participants attend presentations delivered by Officers of the Fredericksburg Police Department. They learn about Department Organization, the Texas Police Chief's Association Accreditation Program, Patrol Division, Criminal and Juvenile Investigation, School-Based Policing, Special Services, and the FVPS Program. Academy participants get a tour of the Gillespie County Jail and the Law Enforcement Center. They also participate in practical Police Scenarios and Range Day, where class members can shoot department weapons and learn about Tasers, Less Lethal weapons, and their use by officers.
Upon graduation from the Citizens Police Academy, participants who are 18 years or older will be eligible to join the Fredericksburg Volunteers in Police Support.
If you are interested in joining our next Citizens Police Academy: