Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy

The Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy will introduce you to the agencies that serve our community. You will see firsthand how we conduct business and why. The purpose of this joint academy is to enhance, through education and hands-on participation, the positive relationship between our local law enforcement agencies and community. It is designed to give you a better understanding of the mission and operations of our agencies, to enable each of you to gain an appreciation of the current challenges facing law enforcement, and to offer you an opportunity for comments and suggestions in helping to solve these challenges. Your valued input will allow us to continue to improve on the services we provide.

Topics that will be presented will include patrol procedures, criminal investigation, jail operations, animal control, warrant service, and firearms.

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Completion of the academy gives you, as a Law Enforcement Academy Alumni, a unique opportunity to assist our local law enforcement agencies with many functions where civilian participation is needed and appreciated, if you so desire.

The next Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy is right around the corner. We are working in conjunction with county law enforcement agencies to offer an informative and exciting 10 week course.

Each office/department has a limited number of slots available, and the first 10 citizens applying for each agency will be enrolled for this coming academy (a total of 30 students per academy).

We offer the Academy two times per year, and encourage the community to become involved in this informative 10 week course to help our citizens better understand the role of local law enforcement agencies.

Future Candidates

 This academy is open to all residents of Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, and Kendall County, business owners and their employees who wish to attend. Stay tuned for the next Academy start date.

Minimum Standards

  • 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
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.


Sgt. Neil Quick, Kendall County Sheriff’s Office – (830) 249-9721
Sgt. Chris Padilla, Boerne PD – (830) 249-8645
Lt. Tim Moring, Fair Oaks Ranch PD – (210) 698-0990

Please fill out the Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy Application and then mail, fax, email, or hand deliver it to the Boerne Police Department. All interested applicants may contact Sergeant Chris Padilla by mail or at 830-249-8645. Classes are limited to about 30 students. Completed applications will be taken on a first come first serve basis.