Citizen's Police Academy

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Applications are being accepted now and the application process closes on August 16, 2021.  

Fall class will begin Thursday, August 26, 2021, and concludes with graduation on Thursday, November 11, 2021. 

The Sugar Land Police Department will follow CDC guidelines to ensure a fun and safe environment for the in-person sessions of the Citizens' Police Academy.

The Citizen's Police Academy is an opportunity to take an inside look at the Sugar Land Police Department, a remarkable organization of people and technology. This class is offered free of charge.

Students are introduced to all aspects of law enforcement, including:

  • Police Department Structure
  • Criminal Scene Investigations (CSI: Sugar Land)
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Traffic Laws and Traffic Stops
  • Active Shooter Situation Response
Photos of Police and Citizen Interaction


When in session, the class meets every Thursday for 10 weeks plus graduation from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., including one Saturday morning class.

In order to be considered for the academy, an applicant must: 

  • Be a current resident of Sugar Land, the extraterritorial jurisdiction, or have an employment address within the incorporated city limits of Sugar Land.
  • Submit a completed application
  • Provide a copy of their driver's license
  • Provide a copy of valid automobile liability insurance (upon admission to class)
  • Have no criminal history containing a class B misdemeanor or above in the previous 5 years from the date of application
  • Have no felony convictions regardless of time period
  • The Police Chief reserves the right to remove any participant who engages in conduct that he determines, in his sole discretion, puts employee or citizen safety or well-being in jeopardy, or negatively impacts the public perception of the Sugar Land Police Department.

For new applicants (non-registered volunteers)

  • Go to
  • Click on the "Get Involved" tab at the top and select the "Citizens Police Academy Application" option from the drop down menu.
  • Fill out that application and submit

For existing Serve Sugar Land Volunteers 

  • Go to and login to your volunteer account
  • Click on the “Get Involved” link at the top and select the “Citizens Police Academy Application"
  • Fill out the application and submit