Citizen Police Academy

The San Marcos Police Department sponsors a Citizen Police Academy: A unique learning experience conducted by the Police Department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission and operations of the department.

The 10-week course consists of one three-hour session per week. Participants will be introduced to the basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including such topics as patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, communications, officer training, DWI procedures, family violence, and juvenile law.

There is no cost to participate in the Citizen Police Academy. To apply, please fill out the Enrollment Application and email it to:

If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Lund at 512.753.2133 or