Citizens Police Academy

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About the Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy offers an inside look into a wide variety of GPD divisions and special teams including Officer Recruitment and Training, Criminal Investigation, S.W.A.T., Crime Scene Investigation, K-9 Unit, Marine Division, Vice/Narcotics, and more.

Presentations open a window into Galveston Police Department staff assignments and daily operations. This offers a unique opportunity to become more involved in your community, network with others across the island, and ultimately come together in partnership with your police department.  


Applicants should be 18 years of age or older and either live or work in the City of Galveston.

Due to the sensitive subject matter, applicants will be subjected to a background check. Participants must attend at least 5 classes to successfully complete the course.