Citizens Academy


LOCAP (Live Oak Citizens Assisting Police) is a volunteer group that was formed in 2011 to assist the Live Oak Police Department. In order to be a LOCAP member one must first attend and graduate from the Live Oak Citizens Police Academy. Once this is completed there is an application process, which includes a background check. Volunteers assist with various duties such as, filing, assisting with Municipal Court, auto auctions, calling on municipal court warrants, answering phones and driving the LOCAP vehicle around the business districts.

The Live Oak Citizens Police Academy is a community-oriented policing initiative that allows citizens the opportunity to learn about the issues that face law enforcement efforts in their community. The program helps local residents better understand police work and strengthens the relationship between the community and police department. The classes are instructed by civilian and sworn members of the Live Oak Police Department. Some of the subjects covered in the classes are, city governance, police emergency communications, Texas crime information center, crime prevention, criminal investigation, patrol tactics, traffic stops, response to resistance or aggression, SWAT, drug enforcement, and firearms. The academy is approximately twelve weeks long and is held in the Alfredo F. Araiza Training Room located at the Live Oak Police Department. It is held on a week night and starts at 7 P.M. and ends at 9 P.M.

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