Arlington Police Academy

The Arlington Police Academy provides training for police, civilian, and volunteer employees of the Arlington Police Department.  We are an accredited police academy licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Throughout the year we offer various training courses, some of which are open to non-departmental personnel.  Open courses are normally limited to licensed peace officers and public safety employees sponsored by their agency.  You can find out more about available classes by selecting the Open Classes link.

We are not a public police academy.  Our classes typically are open only to bona fide law enforcement personnel sponsored by their employing agency.  Our Basic Police Academy classes are open only to employees of the Arlington Police Department.   


For Academy related questions, contact the appropriate supervisor:

Recruiting / How to apply at APD

Basic Recruit Training Academy, Sgt. Jimmy Salinas

Field Training Program, Sgt. Greg Waldron

In-Service & Continuing Education, Sgt. Kris Caldwell


Arlington Police Department Training Academy

6000 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013-2842
(817) 299-2870          fax (817) 451-8109

Kris Caldwell, Acting Training Commander

Jim Lowery, Acting Assistant Chief