The Brownwood Police Department announced that they are currently taking applications for the next Citizens Police Academy (CPA). This will be the fourth CPA since Chief Mike Corley took office in 2010.
The next CPA class will start January 14, 2014 at the Law Enforcement Center (1050 W. Commerce). The classes will run for eleven (11) Tuesday nights and one Saturday. The Saturday class is about three or four hours and the session is conducted at the shooting range.
During the course, participants will see how the police department is operated and how tax dollars are spent. Students will learn police techniques and on a more basic front, find out why police officers do the things they do. Students will also see and use police equipment including dusting for fingerprints, using a radar gun, watching a Taser demonstration, and shooting a variety of firearms, just to name a few. Students will also ride on patrol with police officers.
Applications for the CPA can be picked up at the Brownwood Police Department 1050 W. Commerce or contact Officer Chandra Means at 325-646-2525 for more information.