• May 19, 2022
 EPPD, Texas DPS Announce Joint Citizen Academy

EPPD, Texas DPS Announce Joint Citizen Academy

The El Paso Police Department (EPPD), in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), is now accepting applications for the next Citizen’s Academy, which begins September 25, 2018.

The Citizens Academy is designed to educate students about the many safety challenges Texans face every day and how law enforcement organizations function on a daily basis to protect and serve their community.

The 11-week academy will introduce students to the various programs and services provided by law enforcement, and will provide interactive, hands-on education during weekly meetings.

A total of 14-classes will be held over the 11-week period, all scheduled for Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m,  with an additional three Saturday morning classes as well.

Participants in the academy will learn about the different services each agency offers.

This year’s academy will include topics such as: patrol procedures, SWAT, the crime lab, aircraft operation, border operations, K-9 units, crash investigations, criminal investigations and an overview of use of force topics.

Via news release, EPPD officials shared, “We are also excited to announce the addition of the BorderRAC (Regional Advisory Council) to our team. Staff from the BorderRAC will be joining us during one class session to provide a “Stop the Bleed” class to our students…that day will also include a presentation on the CRASE program (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events).

The academy will be held at various locations throughout the El Paso area. The public and the media are invited to submit an application to participate in the academy.

The Citizen’s Academy will accept no more than 30 students, and each student must commit to attend at least 11 of the 14 classes to graduate.

Applications are available online or may be picked up at any EPPD Regional Command or the DPS Office, located at 11612 Scott Simpson.

Completed applications can be returned to any regional command, the Texas DPS Office on Scott Simpson or scanned and emailed to 1687@elpasotexas.gov.

Questions regarding this upcoming Citizens Academy should be forwarded to:

EPPD Contact: Det. Mike Baranyay at 915-212-4312 or email at 1687@elpasotexas.gov
DPS Contact: Sgt. Jaime Aburto at 915-849-4001 or email at Jaime.aburto@dps.texas.gov

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