Academy Information

If you are unlicensed and looking for information about how to become certified Click Here to view contact information for all Texas Law Enforcement Academies.

Our Department DOES NOT expressly endorse any specific academy.

Local Academies:

South Plains College Academy

1401 S. College Ave

Levelland, TX 79336

Phone: (806) 716-2357

Contact: Kenton "Kenny" Burns

South Plains Association of Government LEA

Box 3730

Lubbock, TX 79452

Phone: (806) 762-8721

Contact: Gaylynn Mosher

Permian Basin LEA

Box 60660

Midland, TX 79711

Phone: (432) 685-7995

Contact: Wetonna Rice

Concho Valley Regional LEA

2801 West Loop 306, Suite A

San Angelo, TX 76904

Phone: (325) 944-9666

Contact: David Faison

West Central Texas Regional LEA

3650 Loop 322

Abilene, TX 79602

Phone: (325) 672-1197

Contact: Janna Atkins

Vernon College Law Enforcement Academy
2813 Central Freeway East
Wichita Falls, TX 76302
Phone: (940) 689-7190
Contact: Mike Hopper

Field Training Program

The Snyder Police Department Field Training Program is an approach to the field training of Police Officers based on a system of formal, standardized and structured teaching and evaluation. The demands placed on Police Officers in today's society require them to gain a vast amount of knowledge to field situations. The learning process which is based on what candidates learn at the academy continues with practical field experience. Snyder Officers who successfully complete our FTO program can be proud of the training they received making them confident and efficient.

Newly hired Snyder Officers can expect to complete 12 to 14 weeks of field training. After successful completion of the Field Training Program, the officer is assigned to a quarterly rotating patrol shift and reports to the shift Sergeant. Visit the Department Sections page to learn more about our specialized units and opportunities to promote.

Recruit Assessment & Sponsorship Program

The Snyder Police Department has began testing a program that allows citizens who are not certified peace officers, and who are unable to attend an academy on their own, to apply for a sponsored academy attendance. Applications for this program are only accepted once a year (Usually beginning in December). Recruits who are selected for this valued opportunity, attend the Police Academy during the following Summer and participate in our Field Training Program following graduation. Recruits are hired as City of Snyder employees, and are compensated during the academy. Tuition, Housing, Books, and Uniforms are provided or paid for by the department. There must be an Advertised open application period for interested persons to apply for this program. For more information contact any of our recruiters.