Citizens Police Academy


The Citizens Police Academy allows us a way to familiarize our citizens with the day to day operations of the police department. It also provides our citizens with the opportunity to share any concerns and/or suggestions they may have about what is going on in their community or within our department.  

The academy is 8 weeks long and meets one night a week for 2 hours.  Upon graduation participants will receive a certificate of attendance and will be allowed to ride along with a Kilgore Police Officer.

Participants will learn about the following areas:
Criminal Justice System Types of Offenses
Patrol Procedures D.W.I Laws and Procedures
Criminal Investigation & Crime Scene Property & Evidence
K9 Overview & Demonstration Narcotics
Dispatch & Records Municipal Court
Deadly Force Fire Arms Simulator
SWAT School Resource Officers


Click here →  Citizens Police Academy Application



Requirements: You must either work or reside in Kilgore.  You must be at least 21 years of age.  No felony convictions.  No felony arrest(s) over the last two years.  No Class A or B misdemeanor arrest(s) over the last two years.  Honorable discharge if served in military.
Applications can be picked up at the Kilgore Police Department or printed, completed and mailed to:
Attn: Roman Roberson
909 N. Kilgore Street
Kilgore, TX 75662

If you or anyone you know is interest in attending you may get more information by contacting Asst. Chief Roman Roberson at Space is limited to 20 participants & expected to fill quickly.

Here are what some of our past participants have said:

"The Kilgore, Texas Citizen Police Academy has given me a new insight and deeper respect for the law enforcement team and the justice system."
"A wonderful experience!"
"very informative"
"Every citizen should take this!"
"The instructors were knowledgable"