Texas State UPD launches Citizen's Police Academy

September 25, 2015


The inaugural class of the Texas State University Police Department Citizen's Police Academy began on August 25.  The academy is a thirteen week program designed to give the university community a working knowledge of the Texas State University Police Department. Each session consists of weekly classes that meet at the University Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive, each week different units within the department are covered.


Topics of instruction include:

  • History of Policing in America and College Campuses

  • Community Oriented Policing on Campus

  • Police K-9 and SWAT Training

  • Civilian Active Shooter Training

  • Crime Prevention and the Criminal Justice System

  • Personnel Safety Education and Krav Maga Self Defense

  • Taser, Tactical Handcuffing and Police Baton Training

  • Patrol Procedures and Traffic Stops

  • Firearms Training

  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness – DWI POD

  • CPR and Basic First Aid and 911 Communications

  • Crime Scene Investigations

  • Building Searches

  • Policing within Institutions of Higher Education

  • FBI- Federal Bureau of Investigations Overview by FBI agents


More information on the academy can be found on their website.







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Chief H.E. Jenkins, President

St. Thomas University

Contact TACUPA at:  TACUPAorganization@gmail.com

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