Elgin Police Department
Citizen Police Academy
Coming This Fall
The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to foster better communication between Citizens and the Police through education. The Academy creates a core of well-informed Citizens who possess greater insight into Police practices and services.
Graduates of the Academy are encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences with others in the community as the opportunities arise. Everyone benefits from enhancing citizen understanding of the role and function of their Police Department.
The Academy consists of a twelve-week class, which meets once a week. Each class consists of a two and a half to three-hour block of instruction on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. This instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Police Department each week. Certified Police Officers, Supervisors, and Civilian Instructors, with particular expertise, will conduct each topic.
An optional class will be held on Saturday, March 9th, for those wishing to attend firearms training and a trip to the firing range.
*** Participants are responsible for their own ammunition. ***
This dynamic program is offered to Elgin residents or business owners who are at least 18 years of age & have no felony convictions.
Click here for a printable flyer with complete information
Click here for an application
ALL COURSES ARE FREE!
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED - APPLY NOW!
You may call Assistant Chief Taylor for more information at 512-285-5757.
“Nixle” Community Information Service
The Elgin Police Department has Community Notification Service called “Nixle” to improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our area. The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers in a specific area, down to .25 miles.
Notifications might be considered in the following instances:
● A young child or adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert can include a picture of the child or vulnerable adult with a map identifying the area at which they were last seen.
● A public safety emergency requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.
● A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down the intersection for several hours during the morning commute. This situation might warrant a notification to subscribers who live or work in the area, encouraging them to select a different route to work.
● Other uses: Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, picnics, etc., details about a case of H1N1 (“swine flu”) in the area, city council meeting information, utility outage advisories/boil orders
Through Nixle, we will deliver messages securely to citizens by e-mail and cell phone, supporting and expanding our community outreach efforts. Obviously, the system will be most effective when we have large numbers of subscribers. Please spread the word about our use of the system and add this information to the bottom of your e-mail signature: “Up-to-the-minute updates from city agencies by e-mail and cell phone: www.nixle.com” Nixle is a secure communications service available to municipal, county, and state government agencies. There is NO spam or advertising associated with Nixle Municipal Wire messages. The system is free (standard text message rates apply for subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). If you have suggestions for potential Nixle publications that might interest citizens, please share them with Chief Bratton by e-mail or phone.
Chris Bratton, Chief of Police
Elgin Police Department
202 Depot Street
Elgin, Texas 78621