CANCELLED for 2023 - Citizen Public Safety Academy

The Lancaster Police and Fire Departments have combined their efforts to offer a unique training opportunity for citizens and city employees of Lancaster, Texas. Become a Public Safety Ambassador today!

This academy is FREE to all participants! Citizens Public Safety Academy is designed for persons living in or working for the City of Lancaster who wish to learn more about the Lancaster Police and Fire Departments. Applications are available at the link below or at the Lancaster Public Safety Building. Spaces are limited! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity; submit your application today!

2023 Session has been Cancelled



  • A 9-week course that meets one night per week for 2.5 hours
  • May 11, 2023- July 6, 2023

Topics Covered

  • Emergency communications
  • Emergency medical
  • Medical helicopter services
  • Hands-on simulator “shoot, don’t shoot” scenarios
  • Investigations
  • Vehicle Extraction
  • Live Burn
  • Home safety prevention
  • And much more…

Who can join the academy program?

  • Residents of Lancaster, TX
  • Employees who work in Lancaster, TX
  • Students who go to school in Lancaster, TX
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must pass a background check
  • No felony convictions will be accepted


Learn directly from the officers and staff who work in the Lancaster Police Department & Fire Department. Topics may be lead by:

  • Chief of Police/Chief of Fire
  • Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Certified Citizen Response to Active Shooter Event Instructor 
  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor 
  • Patrol Officers
  • Firemen
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Dispatch Officers
  • Emergency Communication Superintendent
  • And more…

Class style

Our instructors use a variety of methods to help you learn, including:

  • Hands-on exercises/scenarios
  • Lectures/Demonstrations
  • Tours

Applying for the academy program 

Download, print, complete, and submit!

Attention: Officer Sylvia Natareno  (Email or call 972 -218- 2720)
Lancaster Police Department
Public Safety Building
100 Craig Shaw Memorial Parkway
Lancaster, TX 75134