Burleson Police Department launches new program that will train residents to be vigilant
BURLESON – The Burleson Police Department has announced the launch of a new program designed to help keep residents safe through greater awareness.
Citizens Awareness Training Session, or CATS, is a one-time, three-hour class that is designed and intended to help citizens become more cautious and aware of their surroundings while out and about in the community, according to a release from the city.
Authorities say residents would be wise to take the class because – among other things – they can learn the proper precautions to take to not become a victim.
Additionally, residents can become familiar with the different options to protect their residences and vehicles and keep themselves safe, officials said.
This program, for instance, will allow residents to become familiar with the information that is needed when identifying a suspicious person – such as a person who has committed a criminal offense.
The class takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month in the community room at the Burleson Police Department, 1161 SW Wilshire Blvd.
A minimum of 12 citizens are required to host each class.
These classes will be held the third Tuesday of every month for anyone over 18.
To sign up for classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (817) 426-9983.
The 2017 dates are: February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 19.