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The program originated in Orlando, Florida in 1984. Orlando was the first city in the United States to start a Citizen Police Academy.
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The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy give the public an insight of how the Police Department works and its policies and procedures, through a series of classes involving instruction by police officers.
No. A Citizen Police Academy is designed to give the public a look at the inner workings of the Police Department. You will not receive any certification or licensing after graduation and you will not have the ability to enforce any type of laws.
We feel the more information the public has about the Police Department, less fears and misconceptions will exist.
Students meet at the Rosenberg Police Department unless otherwise instructed. All classes are free.
Students range from 18 years of age and above. We have had the following attend our classes in past years:
Apply online at or submit a completed Citizen Police Academy Application (PDF) in person at the Rosenberg Police Department, located at:2120 4th StreetRosenberg, TX 77471
Applicants who have the following will automatically be disqualified from consideration for the Citizen Police Academy:
The classes are held on Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Anyone who misses 3 or more classes can be disqualified and may not be allowed to graduate from the Academy.