Citizens Police Academy

We are currently conducting our winter Citizens Police Academy class.  The next class will be in the Fall of 2024.

Applications for the Fall 2024 Citizens Police Academy class will open up in August 2024.

This is not an application to become a Police Officer. See Careers and Recruiting for information and the process of becoming a Police Officer.

The Baytown Citizen’s Police Academy is a unique experience conducted by the Police Department and designed to give citizens a better understanding of the day-to-day operation and mission of the Baytown Police Department. The program allows citizens an opportunity to view the inner workings of the Police Department.

This 10-week course will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Baytown Police Academy at 203 E. Wye Drive. Each week new topics are discussed.  Topics include;

  • 911 Operations
  • Burglary Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crimes Against Persons Investigation
  • Department Philosophy
  • Emergency Response Team Operations
  • Firearm Safety
  • Internal Affairs
  • K-9 Policing
  • Narcotics Enforcement
  • Neighborhood Policing
  • Recruiting, Ethics, and Training
  • Tactical Driving
  • Tactical Situation Response
  • Traffic and Patrol

Participation in the academy is open to persons at least 18 years of age who live or work in the City of Baytown. Applications are screened for criminal history to assure the integrity of the class.

Graduates of the Citizens Police Academy will be eligible to participate in the Ride-Along and Citizen On Patrol programs.