The application deadline for this fall’s Kerr County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy has been moved from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23.

The Citizen’s Academy provides Kerr County residents an opportunity to learn more about the workings of the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office.

The free series of classes, which starts Aug. 28, will be held for 12 weeks at the Kerr County Sheriff’s Annex training room. The classes will run on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Personnel from various county offices, including the Sheriff’s Office, will present information to attendees. 

The academy will culminate in a graduation on the final day of class, Nov. 13.

The course was first held in 2010, and the upcoming class is the 14th time it has been offered. There is no fee or tuition associated with the application or the citizen’s academy course.

Seats are limited to 25 participants who must be 18 years of age, live in Kerr County and have no criminal convictions higher than minor traffic-level offenses.

Accepted applicants will be notified after applications are reviewed and background checks are complete.

Applications and release forms are available at the front office of the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, 400 Clearwater Paseo Drive.

For more information, contact Sergeant Eli Garcia at 830-896-1216 or


The start of the Kerrville Police Department’s Citizens Academy — previously slated to begin today — has been delayed until spring 2020 due to low application interest for the fall class.

Individuals who submitted applications for the fall class will have their applications extended to the spring and will be notified by Sgt. Jonathan Lamb of the KPD.

The course consists of 12 classes led by personnel from various divisions of the department. Although the course has a particular emphasis on patrol, it also covers a variety of topics, such as criminal investigations, evidence, traffic, special operations unit and communications. 

Each student also will be given the opportunity to ride with a patrol officer during a tour of duty.

Class No. 25 is offered free of charge and will meet in the Training Room at the Kerrville Police Department, 429 Sidney Baker St. 

Those interested in participating should check back in the early spring for information on class schedules.

A criminal history and background investigation will be conducted on each applicant. Applicants must be 18 years of age and live within Kerr County, and not have been convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor or higher criminal offense.

Application are available online at under Community Services or can be picked up at the duty desk at the Kerrville Police Department, 429 Sidney Baker St.

For details, contact Sgt. Jonathan Lamb at 830-258-1371. Those selected to attend will be notified.

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