Citizens Police Academy

Allen Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a 10-week course led by the Allen Police Community Relations Unit. CPA is an opportunity for Allen residents and businesses to learn about Allen Police structure and operations. The course encourages strong community relationships by connecting APD personnel with the people we serve.

The course is free and takes place twice a year. Participants must be at least age 18 and live or work in Allen. If you have questions, email Officer Rippamonti or call 214.509.4358.

Allen Police K9 officers discuss their equipment with a participant in the Citizens Police Academy

Course enrollment

Enrollment closed for spring 2023
Allen Citizens Police Academy takes place on 10 consecutive Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. Enrollment is limited to the first 25 applicants. Mandatory background check is performed on all applications.

What you'll experience

  • Civilian Response to Active Shooters
  • Criminal Investigations/Narcotics/Crime Scene
  • Drone Unit
  • DWI Enforcement and Crash Investigations
  • K-9 Unit
  • SWAT Team
  • Trips to facilities such as APD's K-9 field and pursuit driving track
  • Optional: Ride along with on-duty officers during 911 calls
  • After graduation, CPA alumni are eligible to train for two additional volunteer groups: Volunteers in Policing and Citizens on Patrol
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