Bryan, College Station and Texas A&M University have been named the host community for the 2025-26 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas.
Residents looking to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Bryan Fire and Police Departments have the perfect opportunity to do so this fall. Both departments have brought back their Citizen Academies, and applications are now being accepted.
Citizen Police Academy
The Bryan Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the BPD. Activities include a ride-along, demonstrations of the various BPD divisions, and speakers from the community. Meals are provided at each class.
Classes are held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 2 through Nov. 11, 2021.
Participation is free and limited to 25 people. You must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check and screening process.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Aug. 6.
Citizen Fire Academy
The Bryan Fire Department’s Citizen Fire Academy is a seven-week program that will provide an overview of how the department operates and the types of services it offers. There will be hands-on activities and a live fire burn, as well as information about fire and EMS operations, extrication, first aid, rescue, hazardous materials, emergency management and investigations. Meals are provided at each class.
Classes are held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 23, 2021.
Participation is free and limited to 20 participants. You must be at least 18 years old, and participants are expected to attend each class.