Applications for the Corpus Christi Citizens Police Academy being accepted

Classes begin Wednesday, August 21 and will run for 13 weeks, meetings will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the different aspects of the Corpus Christi Police Department and on the first day of class you’ll hear from Chief of Police Mike Markle.

Every Wednesday, a different Police Department division leader will speak to the group. Some of the topics will include a look at the department’s specialized units including SWAT, the Dive Team and Hostage Negotiation Team. The group will visit the police shooting range for a safety briefing and officers will assist members who want to shoot a police service pistol and patrol rifle. Participants will also go on a Patrol Ride-a-Long and meet the department’s K-9 Officers, who along with their handlers will demonstrate the different training techniques used in narcotics searches and arrests.

The program is a revealing look at the Corpus Christi Police Department and its officers. If you would like to attend, go to the link below and complete an application. This is a law enforcement sensitive class and State Law requires background checks. All applications must be notarized and emailed to Senior Officer Chris Lynch at by Friday, July 5.

Employee family members may apply. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. For more information, contact Senior Officer Chris Lynch at 361-886-2563.…/become-volunteer-member-ccpd/c-p-a

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