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Applications Being Accepted For Citizens’ Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what kind of training a police officer must undergo to do his or her job? Do you think you could do it just as well, or better? Now is your chance to find out. The Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office – Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) is currently accepting applications.

The Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office – CPA was organized to offer citizens the opportunity to learn about the internal operations of the Constable’s office. The Citizens’ Police Academy speakers, (mostly Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice experts in their fields), provide lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on activities for Academy participants.

The overall objective of the Academy is to provide citizens with sound and accurate information about the Constable’s office so citizens are able to make informed decisions regarding issues and/or matters involving law enforcement activity. Participants will be able to share their experiences and learned information with family, friends, co-workers, and their community to further improve and strengthen community-police relations.

Each week, a different discipline or area of the Constable’s office is presented such as: County courts, DWI and Traffic Enforcement, Criminal Investigations Division, K9 Unit, Firearms Training, and Patrol Procedures.

Citizens also participate in the department’s Ride-Along program, which allows citizens the opportunity to ride in a police car with a patrol deputy.


Dates: The Citizens’ Police Academy involves a 33-hour block of instruction, consisting of a two and 1/2 hour class, every week for 13 weeks. The times of the class are usually 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

2023 Session:
February through May
Start Accepting Applications: January 1 – February 1, 2023
Monday Class: February 6 – May 1, 2023
Graduation: May 1, 2023

Location: Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, 1520 Lake Front Circle, Ste. 200, The Woodlands, Texas 77380 (some sessions are held at various other venues, such as firearms training)

You are disqualified from joining the Citizens’ Police Academy if any of the following apply. The following are also grounds for dismissal from the program once you are approved.

Criminal Offenses:
Three (3) or more traffic violations during the last eighteen (18) months.
Felony or Class A Misdemeanor conviction (includes Felony or Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication convictions).
Class B Misdemeanor in the past ten (10) years (includes Deferred Adjudication convictions).
Family Violence offense conviction.
Indictment for any criminal offense (approval or reinstatement is based on disposition of court case).
Not living in the United States legally.
Under 21, but not less than 18 is at the desecration of the Constable.

Had / have a pattern of abusing prescription drugs.
Dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
Physical / mental disability that would substantially impair an individual’s ability to perform their duties.
Unlawful sexual conduct prior to and/or during volunteer term.
Inappropriate behavior relating to sexual harassment or racial slurs.
Committed an act or behavior tending to bring reproach and/or discredit to themselves and/or the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office.
Used, tried, or sold any dangerous drugs or narcotics including cocaine, crack heroin, LSD.

To apply for the Citizens‘ Police Academy

you must complete a Citizens’ Police Academy Application

As part of the application a copy of your current driver’s license must be provided. All information is securely transmitted.

For more information, please email [email protected].