Citizens Law Enforcement Academy

students in Citizens Law Enforcement Academy pose for group picture with instuctors

About the Program

The Citizens Law Enforcement Academy introduces residents to the agencies that serve our community and allows them to experience the day-to-operations of first responders and agency staff. The purpose of the academy is to enhance the positive relationship between local law enforcement agencies and the community through education and hands-on participation.

The program is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission and operations of our agencies, promote an understanding of the current challenges facing law enforcement, and offer an opportunity for comments and suggestions. Law Enforcement Academy alumni have a unique opportunity to assist local law enforcement agencies with many functions where civilian participation is needed and appreciated.

Class Topics

The Citizens Law Enforcement Academy is a 10-week course taught once per year in partnership with the Boerne Police Department, the Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department, and the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office. Topics include:

  • Patrol procedures
  • Criminal investigation
  • Jail operations
  • Animal Control
  • Firearms


The academy is open to all residents of Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, and Kendall County, as well as business owners and their employees. The department, in its sole discretion, may reject any applicant whose criminal background it deems unacceptable or questionable. This includes but is not limited to applicants with multiple criminal history entries. Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • No felony convictions
  • No domestic violence or sexual offense convictions
  • No conviction of a crime of moral turpitude
  • No Class A or B misdemeanor convictions within the last five years

Upcoming Academy Sessions

The next Citizens Law Enforcment Academy will be held in the Spring of 2023. Final dates are to be determined, but you can submit an application.

Download the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy application and return it to the Boerne Police Department in one of the following methods:


Contact Officer Rebecca Foley with any questions about the academy.