Marshall Police Department offers Citizens Police Academy

[MARSHALL, TEXAS] Fighting crime in our community requires the teamwork of citizens and police. To help community members better understand how their police department operates, the Marshall Police Department offers a Citizen Police Academy, which begins in September.

The six-week course will provide citizens with a first-hand view and explanation of the workings of the Police Department. Topics will include Patrol; Criminal Investigation Division; property and financial crimes; racial profiling; crisis intervention; and will include tours and demonstrations of various techniques and equipment. The classes will be held at the Marshall Police Department, 2101 East End Blvd. North, on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning September 13.

“I believe that good communication is vital for a successful community, and I will ensure that our department constantly works to strengthen the relationships between the community and its police department through classes like this, as well as through our Community Policing Program,” said Marshall Police Chief Cliff Carruth.

Participants from the Citizen Police Academy will be able to share what they learned with family, friends, co-workers, and their community to further improve and strengthen community/police relations. Interested citizens should apply and be approved for the class. A list of automatic disqualifiers will be available with the application.

Applications can be mailed to the Marshall Police Department, 2101 E. End Blvd. North, Marshall, Texas 75670. Applications may also be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the
Marshall Police Department.

Contact the Marshall Police Department through Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, through email at [email protected],or call 903-935-4575. For emergencies, dial 911.