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Citizen's Police Academy
The Citizen's Police Academy was founded in 1991. It allows citizens the opportunity to look into the internal values, philosophy, and operations of the Shreveport Police Department. Upon completion of the Citizens’ Police Academy, the department would like the students to share their experiences with other citizens to improve the efficiency of law enforcement and to implement the community oriented policing philosophy in their communities.

Class Schedules
The Citizens’ Police Academy meets once a week on Thursday nights for ten weeks. Classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and requires a substantial commitment from the citizen. There is no cost for the program. The citizen must provide their own transportation to the different class locations. The citizen should dress casual, due to the practical police operations.

Classes this year are from February 20, 2014 to April 24, 2014, and September 11, 2014 to November 13, 2014.  Class times are 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Application Process
An interested citizen will need to fill out the attached application. A selection committee (chief of police and area captains) will select 20 nominees for each class. There will be two or more classes each year. Mail the application or deliver it in person to:
Shreveport Police Department
Community Oriented Policing Bureau
ATTN: Sgt. Gregory Washington
1234 Texas Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101

Guidelines
The Citizen’s Police Academy will automatically disqualify any individual who has at anytime one of the following disqualifiers:
  • Alcohol misuse or abuse
  • Been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Louisiana
  • Conviction or violation of domestic violence Laws
  • Does not hold a valid state driver's license or valid state ID
  • Excessive traffic violations
  • Falsified information on his or her application
  • Has or had a pattern of abusing prescription medications
  • Sold narcotics or other dangerous drugs (illegal or prescription drugs)
  • Unlawful sexual conduct
  • Used or currently addicted to any illegal drugs to such as marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, inhalants etc. in the past year
  • Any other conduct or pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust

City of Shreveport, Louisiana