Applications being accepted for KCSO Citizen Academy

The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office is now taking applications for the department’s Citizen Police Academy set to begin at the end of the month.

The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office is now taking applications for the department’s Citizen Police Academy set to begin at the end of the month.

The 12-week class will start on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. and will be limited to 25 participants. Applications can be picked up at the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office and must be turned in no later than Aug. 21.

To attend the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy, you must meet a certain criteria and complete the necessary application and release forms. A criminal history and background investigation will be conducted on each applicant. The applicant must be 18 years of age, live in Kerr County, and not have been convicted of any crime.

The academy is designed to give the citizens of Kerr County a working knowledge of the KCSO.

The course consists of 11 classes, instructed by personnel from various divisions of the Sheriff’s Office and county offices.

Graduation will be held Nov. 13.

The Academy is offered free of charge, and meets once a week on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the training room of the Kerr County Sheriff’s annex.

An application can be picked up at the front office of the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, located at 400 Clearwater Paseo Dr., Kerrville, Texas. 78028.

You may also contact Sergeant Eli Garcia at 896-1216, or email at egarcia@co.kerr.tx.us for more details.

After the review and background investigation is complete, you will be notified if you have been selected to attend the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy.

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