Citizen's Police Academy


Have you ever wondered how a Sherman Police Officer is trained?

Join the Citizen Police Academy to learn more about your Sherman Police Department and its officers. This on-going program is offered at no cost to qualified individuals. Information is provided as a public service to acquaint you with the Sherman Police Department. The classes are taught by Sherman police officers who provide an accelerated overview of the various operations within the Sherman Police Department.

Topics covered will include organizational structure, patrol operations, criminal investigations, Special Response Team, K-9 Unit, narcotics investigations, State Law, policy and use of force. Attendees will get hands-on experience working a mock crime scene and making use of force decisions during scenario training. Our main goal is to increase understanding of police work and to develop effective police/community partnerships. ​​The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a 9-week program on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m- 8:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Sherman Police Department (317 S. Travis) in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Sherman. Attendees are required to pass a background check and have no criminal history (other than traffic tickets). You must sign the waiver of liability and make the commitment to attend the entire academy to graduate. ​

To register, download the application and waiver of liability.  Please return completed application and waiver of liability to Sgt. D.M. Hampton at the Sherman Police Department, 317 S Travis, Sherman, TX  75090 or fax to 903-892-7395.  Please include a copy of your Texas driver's license or identification card.
 
If you have questions, please contact Sgt. D.M. Hampton at 903-892-7365 or dmh@ci.sherman.tx.us.

Class #1 April 6, 2017 - June 1, 2017
Class #2 September 21, 2017 - November 16, 2017