Monday, September 27, 2021

Be a Part of Our Next DPS Citizens Academy

Do you want to learn more about the inner-workings of the Police and Fire Departments? Would you like to see the City from high atop a Southlake fire ladder truck and receive expert training in firearms at the gun range? If so, then you need to sign up for our next DPS Citizens Academy.

Applications are now being accepted.  The Southlake Citizens Academy program is designed to provide members of the community with a working knowledge of the Police and Fire Departments.

Academy attendance increases awareness about public safety. Academy graduates gain valuable insight into each department while often building lifelong relationships in the process.

Classes meet once a week for approximately 10-weeks beginning in September, 2016. Academy members will gain knowledge and have lots of fun through classroom participation and many hands-on activities including: weapons demonstrations at the firing range, participation in a controlled burn, fingerprinting, use of police and fire equipment, and ride-outs with each department.

Space is limited, so submit your DPS Citizens Academy application soon.

If you have any questions, contact our public education team (Renni Burt or Valerie Snyder) at publiceducation@ci.southlake.tx.us

 

Sign Up Now for the Next DPS Citizens Academy

The next Southlake Departments of Public Safety Citizens Academy starts on Thursday, September 4th.

The program is designed to provide members of the community a working knowledge of Southlake DPS. Academy attendance increases awareness and dispels misconceptions about public safety. The program helps forge understanding between Southlake residents and public safety staff, often building lifelong relationships 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.

To apply for admission, please visit the DPS Citizens Academy webpage.

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