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Registration for the 2020 Citizen Police Academy has now ended.

Chief Jonathan White and the Rosenberg Police Department would like to invite all citizens of Fort Bend County to attend the annual Rosenberg Police Citizen Police Academy. The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to provide the public with a better understanding of the daily operations of the Rosenberg Police Department through educational sessions covering different aspects of law enforcement. The Rosenberg Police Citizen Police Academy is a nine-week program, including a graduation ceremony on the final week.

Classes will be held every Thursday evening from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 PM. There will be one Saturday session held on March 7th, from 9AM – 1PM for a practical scenario. Each week, you will be exposed to the various divisions and specialized units at the Rosenberg Police Department. Topics will include Patrol procedures, Criminal Investigations, 911 Communications, Narcotics, K9, Internal Affairs, S.W.A.T., Forensics and much more. You will also tour the Rosenberg Police Department, the Fort Bend County Jail, and have the opportunity to ride along with an on duty Rosenberg Patrol Officer. After completion of the academy, you will have a better understanding of how emergency calls are received and dispatched, how Detectives investigate crimes, how Crime Scene Technicians collect and analyze evidence and more.

Classes will be held every Thursday evening, beginning February 20, 2020 and ending on April 16, 2020. Classes will be from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 PM.

Register online and join the approximately 450+ citizens who have graduated from the Rosenberg Citizen Police Academy. You can also download an application and submit it in person at the Rosenberg Police Department, 2120 4th Street, Rosenberg, Texas, 77471.

Download Rosenberg Citizen Police Academy Application [PDF]

 


Requirements:

To attend, you must be at least 18 years old and submit to a background check. Applicants who have the following will automatically be disqualified from consideration:

  • Having a conviction for, being under indictment for, or currently charged with any felony offense.
  • Having been convicted for a Class A Misdemeanor.
  • Having a conviction of or having a history of Family Violence.
  • Any other indications of criminal history, a Class B Misdemeanor conviction or other criminal involvement will be evaluated on a case by case basis.*

* (Must be approved by a Lieutenant or above )

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of conducting the Citizen Police Academy?
To give the public an insight of how the Police Department works, it’s policies and procedures, through a series of classes involving instruction by police officers.

Will I receive any type of police certification from this academy?
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.

Where did the concept originate?
The program originated in Orlando, Florida, in 1984. Orlando was the first city in the United States to start a Citizen Police Academy.

What was the Rosenberg Police Department’s incentive for starting the Citizen Police Academy?
We feel the more information the public has about the police department, less fears and misconceptions will exist.

Where does the class meet?
Students meet at the Rosenberg Police Department unless otherwise instructed. All classes are free.

Who attends the Citizen Police Academy?
Students range from 18 years of age and above. We have architects, bankers, homemakers, students, retirees, teachers, neighborhood groups and professionals attending the classes.

How do you apply?
Apply online at rosenbergpolice.com or submit an application in person at the Rosenberg Police Department.

What would disqualify me from being accepted into the Citizens Police Academy?
Applicants who have the following will automatically be disqualified from consideration for the Citizen Police Academy:

  • Having a conviction for, being under indictment for, or currently charged with any felony offense.
  • Having been convicted for a class B or class A Misdemeanor.
  • Having a conviction or history of Family Violence.
  • Any other indications of criminal history or criminal involvement will be evaluated on a case by case basis. (Must be approved by a Lieutenant or above. )

When are the classes?
The classes are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

How many classes can I miss before disqualification?
Anyone who misses 3 or more classes can be disqualified and may not be allowed to graduate from the Academy.

 

 


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