Citizens Police Academy

The Rockwall Police Department Citizens Police Academy was established in 1987 to provide adequate information to citizen attendees so that they might make educated and informed judgments regarding the police department and police activity. The CPA has been successful in increasing public awareness about the law enforcement profession and strengthening partnerships between the community and police department. The CPA has truly become a mutual learning experience for both citizens and officers alike.

The Citizens Police Academy is a 30 hour block of comprehensive instruction which allows citizens to experience and learn about law enforcement topics which are important to them. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Training
  • Telecommunications
  • Criminal Investigations
  • DWI Enforcement
  • Crime Prevention
  • Domestic Violence
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • K-9 Operations
  • Sex Offenders
  • Courts
  • Recruitment & Hiring
  • Accident Investigations
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Participants in the Citizen’s Police Academy will be able to participate in a day at the Police Firing Range.
  • The Citizens Police Academy is a beneficial exercise for citizens and officers alike, allowing each to learn from the other. Attendance is open to anyone living or working in the County of Rockwall. Applicants should have a clear criminal history and must be at least 21 years of age. There is a $20.00 charge for the course which covers binders and other classroom materials.

    The Spring 2017 session of the CPA is full. Our next planned CPA is scheduled for Fall 2017 and start on Tuesday September 12, 2017. If you wish to submit an application for the Fall 2017 CPA you may do so via this website by completing the online application form which can be located by clicking here .

    For more information regarding the Citizens Police Academy please contact: Sgt. Jeff Welch at (972) 771-7765, Officer Monica Hardman at (972) 772-6782 OR Officer David Andrews at (972)772-6707.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

    What is the Citizens Police Academy?

    The Citizens Police Academy is a 30 hour block of comprehensive instruction which allows citizens to experience and learn about law enforcement topics which are important to them.

    Will the Citizens Police Academy certify me to become a police officer?

    No. The Citizens Police Academy is an informative program only, and it does not qualify anyone to become a police officer.

    Who can attend the Citizens Police Academy?

    Attendance is open to anyone living or working in the County of Rockwall. Applicants should have a clear criminal history and must be at least 21 years of age.

    When will the next session of the Citizens Police Academy begin?

    Our next planned CPA is scheduled for Fall 2017 and start on Tuesday September 12, 2017.

    Where will the classes be held?

    The classes will be held at the Rockwall Police Department, which is located at 205 W. Rusk St. Rockwall, Texas 75087.

    Where can I obtain an application for the Citizens Police Academy?

    You may complete an online form application for the Citizens Police Academy by clicking here.

    Who can I contact for more information regarding the Citizens Police Academy?

    For more information regarding the Citizens Police Academy please contact: Sgt. Jeff Welch at (972) 771-7765, Officer Monica Hardman at (972) 772-6782 OR Officer David Andrews at (972)772-6707 .

    How long will the Citizens Police Academy last?

    The Citizens Police Academy will last 11 (eleven) weeks.

    When is the Citizens Police Academy held?

    Classes are generally held on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6:30 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.

     



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