Class offers insight into how police work
Those interested in knowing more about the work of the Bastrop Police Department are invited to take part in an upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy class. Participants meet once a week for seven weeks beginning Jan. 10 and finishing Feb. 21.
Classes are held each Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Cpl. Preston Kyle of the department’s community services unit said the program is designed to provide those who live and work in Bastrop an insider’s perspective on police work.
“I think it gives people a chance to understand what we do and why we do it,” Kyle said. “It builds relationships between us and the community at large. It’s just more of a personal side of what we do. We’re not here to put people in jail, we’re here to support the community.”
Participants must be at least 18 years old, must live or work in Bastrop County and must successfully pass a background check. Applications are due by Jan. 5, and are available at the Bastrop Police Department, 104 Grady Tuck Lane.
For more information call Kyle at 512-332-8608.