REACT hosts annual training academies as a community service project. Upon completion of the training academy attendees have the opportunity to apply to become a REACT volunteer. REACT volunteers have many avenues in which to give back to the community including going on call-outs to assist with victim needs and crisis intervention, volunteering at Freedom House, Parker County Attorney’s Office, and Weatherford Police Department. After the initial training academy, REACT volunteers are required to attend monthly meetings held the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The REACT Training Academy is designed to enhance your knowledge in the areas of victimization and crisis intervention. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from law enforcement officers, firefighters, Freedom House, Parker County Attorney’s office representatives and many other local professionals.
The training academies are generally two evenings per week for 5 – 6 weeks. The training covers topics including:
· Crisis intervention
· Crime scene procedures
· Dealing with death/grief
· Child abuse
· Domestic violence
· Sexual assault
· Crime Victims' Compensation
· Texas Law Enforcement
To register for the Parker County REACT Training Academy, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, be a Parker County resident, and have a clear criminal history.
We hope you will join us for the 2017 REACT Training Academy scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – noon and will run October 17, 2017 through November 9, 2017. Please complete an application and return it to Weatherford Police Department or Freedom House by noon on Thursday, October 12, 2017.