Nacogdoches, Tx, December 19, 2022: The Nacogdoches Police Department will host a Citizens’ Police Academy. The Academy is a twelve week program designed to educate citizens about the Nacogdoches Police Department and Law Enforcement.

“The program takes an in-depth look into law enforcement, and specifically the policies and procedures of the Nacogdoches Police Department”, said Sgt. Brett Ayres, who serves as the coordinator for the program. “It is designed to educate citizens on why we make certain decisions or handle situations in a particular way”.

Applications will be accepted starting December 19th and will stop taking applications February 10th. The program begins on February 27, 2023 with graduation scheduled for May 15th. Classes will be held at the police department from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each Monday night. There is no cost to attend.

The class is limited to 25 students. Applications may be picked up at the police station or by emailing

For more information, contact Sgt. Ayres at the police department.