LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Department of Public Safety, Lubbock County Sheriff's Office and the Lubbock Police Department have teamed up to provide a new series of classes for local residents to learn more about the services they offer.
This twelve week series is called Citizens Academy, and the first class starts Tuesday, April 5.
Classes will be Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The class will have 25 participants.
The agencies are excited to give those attending a better understanding of how the law enforcement community works.
Different officers from each agency will switch off teaching each week.
Those participating will have a jam packed curriculum, learning about all of the different services each agency offers in depth.
"Citizens will understand why we investigate things a certain way and if they ever find themselves either as a victim or a witness they'll understand what the investigation process is and we'll get more cooperation and collaboration overall," LPD Lt. Ray Mendoza said.
"They're going to learn anything from criminal law and the aspects of the justice system," Mendoza said. "And they're also going to learn anything from patrol procedures, to getting tours of the police department and even learning how we work homicides."
If you are interested in this program, Mendoza says they are hoping to do a second session sometime in the fall.
You can stay updated by going to lubbockcitizensacademy.com.