Citizen's Police Academy

NEXT LMPD CITIZEN'S POLICE ACADEMY

March 19th - April 23rd, 2024

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Classes held each Tuesday.

Applications due by March 8th, at 6:00 p.m.


About the Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy is a 6-week course taught by law enforcement personnel to acquaint the citizens of La Marque with their Police Department. The course of instruction consists of:

  • Patrol procedures
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Juvenile laws
  • Search and Seizure
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Special Response Team (SRT)
  • and MORE!

Classes are held on every Tuesday, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The second week of the class will consist of "Ride-a-longs" with La Marque Police Department Officers.  

Each Academy class will be limited to 15 students.  

Rules for Acceptance

Applicants will be disqualified if any of the following conditions apply: 

  • Felony or Class A Misdemeanor Convictions (Includes Deferred Adjudications Convictions)
  • Class B Misdemeanor Conviction in the past 10 years
  • Family Violence Conviction
  • Indictment for any criminal offense
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Has/Had a pattern of abusing controlled substances/narcotics
  • Sold/Distributed narcotics
  • Dishonorable Discharge from Military Service

Final approval is at the discretion of the Chief of Police and department Command Staff.


Application for Acceptance

Interested citizens should complete the La Marque Police Department Citizen's Police Academy Application, which can be DOWNLOADED HERE.  

Completed applications, questions or concerns can be sent to d.cantu@cityoflamarque.org. Applicants will be notified upon their acceptance.