Citizen Police Academy

Group of PeopleThe Citizen Police Academy is a 12-week program that allows police officers and citizens to interact in an informal setting. Classes meet for three hours, one night a week. Participants are introduced to modern policing methods and strategies to better enhance their understanding of what we do. It also allows our officers to better know the community and understand their needs.

Covered Topics

  • Communications and records
  • Criminal investigations and crime scene search
  • Firearms safety - complete with a trip to the gun range
  • Patrol and traffic
  • Police administration - budgeting and personnel

The CPA is generally held twice a year, with classes beginning in February and September. For more information on the CPA or community services available to you, please contact Lt. James Crippen by email at or via phone at 817-230-0374.

CPA Application
Download CPA Application (PDF)