The next Southlake Department of Public Safety Citizen’s Academy begins on Thursday, September 6, 2012. The program is designed to provide members of the community with a unique experience and a working knowledge of Southlake DPS Police and Fire Services. The Academy opens communications between the community and the department, promoting an exchange of information and ideas. Academy graduates often forge lifelong relationships with DPS members in the process.
Citizens attending the academy learn about fire and police operations in Southlake through classroom discussions and hands-on activities such as weapons demonstrations at the firing range, participation in a controlled burn, and the use of police and fire equipment. Each class member is also required to complete ride-a-long sessions with police officers and firefighters.
The Citizen’s Academy classes are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at our West DPS facility at 2100 West Southlake Boulevard. A few Saturday classes are held for some of the activities such as courses at the gun range. The academy graduation will be Thursday, December 6, 2012. Please contact Renni Burt at 817-748-8349 if you are interested in attending or visit the following link http://www.cityofsouthlake.com/index.aspx?NID=820 to print a copy and mail the completed application.