What is the Civilian Police Academy?

Since 1994 the Victoria Police Department (VPD) has afforded its citizens an opportunity to experience our department in a fun and unique way. Through the Civilian Academy, citizens are exposed to many facets of law enforcement that have never been offered to citizens before.

The Civilian Police Academy is an 11-week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Victoria Police Department. It consists of a series of classes and discussions held once a week, on Tuesday evenings from 6 until 9 pm, and two Saturday mornings. Classes are free and are held once a year.

Graduates can continue their academy experience by joining the VPD Civilian Academy Alumni Association. The Alumni maintain close ties with the VPD and assist the department in various community programs and projects.

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Learn more by calling our Community Engagment Unit at 361-485-3808.

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