Citizen's Police Academy

Wharton Citizens Police Academy

Chief Terry David Lynch and the members of the Wharton Police Department would like to invite you to attend the Wharton Citizens Police Academy.

The purpose of the Academy is to provide the citizens with a better understanding of the daily operation of your Police Department. The class hours are 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening for 13 weeks.

During the 13-week course you will be exposed to many areas of law enforcement.  You will have the opportunity to:


  • Ride with an on duty Patrol Officer.
  • Witness how emergency calls are received and dispatched.
  • Witness Detectives investigate crimes, and
  • Observe Crime Scene Technicians collect evidence.


Join the citizens who have graduated our Academy by completing the application.  Applications should be forwarded to Wharton Police Department, 1407 N. Richmond Rd. Ste 100, Wharton, Texas, 77488, Attention: Lt. Ben Guanajuato or if you have any questions please contact the Police Department at (979) 532-3131.



Citizen Police Academy Application Form  “Link”

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City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400


Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
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