Harker Heights Citizen Police Academy
One of the programs offered by your Police
Department to improve your security
Easy, free, fun, yet comprehensive
The Community Services Division of the Harker Heights Police Department offers you the opportunity to learn about your police department. There is no cost to you but your interest, time and attention. You will learn why the officers can or cannot do what you might ask. You will get an overview of laws from the Constitution through the City level and how they govern police activities. Special subjects that are presented include gang activity clearing buildings, drug usage, traffic stops, priority of responses, interagency cooperation, and apprehending juveniles and adults.
You will meet the officers and staff who work daily in your interest. You can participate in simulations of an actual situation and gain insight into the difficult process of identifying who is or is not a threat to the community or the
officers. Learn the real world challenges of those who work to protect you as opposed to the fictional portrayals shown on television, videos, and in theaters. Find out how city police officers and those employed by the public school system work together to protect your children. See the changes that happen in the city when the sun goes down. Learn about the new innovations surrounding the centralized county emergency dispatch system and how it affects you.
Click here Police Academy Application.pdf to fill out an application for the next Academy