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. 


  • You must either work or reside in Kilgore.  
  • 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.

Assistant Chief speaking to Citizen Police Academy participants
Police Chief giving tour to Citizen Police Academy partcipants
Officers speaking to Citizen Police Academy participants at firearms range


Participants will learn about the following areas:

Criminal Justice SystemTypes of Offense
Patrol ProceduresDWI Laws and Procedures
Criminal investigations and Crime SceneProperty and Evidence
K9 Overview and DemonstrationNarcotics
DispatchMunicipal Court
Deadly ForceFirearms Simulator
S.W.A.T.Schools Resource Officers