2020 Citizens Police Academy

The West Lake Hills Police department is accepting applications for our first ever Citizens Police Academy. The academy is scheduled to begin on January 14th, 2020, and will meet every Tuesday for seven weeks from 6pm to 8:30pm.  As this is our first academy we are limiting the number of participants to 14. 

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to provide information about local police procedures and policies along with a general overview of the civil and criminal court systems. 

Topics covered in the Citizens Police Academy include:

  • History of Policing: Ever wonder why police are sometimes referred to as “Bobbies”? Do you know the difference between Police Officers, Deputies, Troopers, and Constables? These and many more questions will be answered during this session.
  • Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene: You will learn how criminal cases are investigated and have the opportunity to “lift” fingerprints from various objects.
  • Traffic Enforcement: Have you ever heard someone say “the police should be out looking for and catching real bad guys not writing tickets”? Learn how traffic enforcement plays a big role in reducing traffic accidents and catching the bad guys and why officers do what they do on traffic stops.
  • Use of Force and Firearms: Learn about the use of force options available to officers and have the opportunity to participate in scenarios which challenge you to decide what level of force to use.

Please join us by clicking the link below to complete and submit an application.  We are requesting applications be completed and returned to us by December 10th,  2019.


Due to the content of the academy, we will conduct a background check on all applicants to include a review of computerized criminal history.  Once the applications have been reviewed we will notify those that were selected to attend via email. 

Thank you for your interest in learning more about your West Lake Hills Police Department.

West Lake Hills Citizens Police Academy Tentative Class Schedule  (subject to change)




6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm