Citizen's Police Academy

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Applications closed on August 7th, 2023.  

Stay tuned for our upcoming Spring class. 

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.

How to Apply

To apply, click here: Sugar Land Police Academy.

  • Registered Serve Sugar Land volunteers begin your application under "I already have a username
  • New volunteers register/apply under "I am new to"