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620 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

Phone: 817-459-5700

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Arlington Citizens Police Academy

"An innovative concept in law enforcement and police/community relations"

The Arlington Citizens' Police Academy is for citizens of all backgrounds and occupations. This program is offered as a public service and free of charge. The CPA is a part of our ongoing efforts to develop citizen awareness and public understanding of law enforcement.

This 33-hour training program includes both classroom and "hands-on" instruction. Topics include:

Community Policing Personnel/Recruiting Homicide Investigation
911 Communications Auto Theft Building Searches
Internal Affairs Defensive Tactics Traffic Stops
Traffic Enforcement/Radar Accident Investigation Neighborhood Services
Gang Unit K-9 Crime Scene
Arlington Fire Department Tactical Demonstration Death Messages
Critical Incident County Court Offenses  

Classes then meet on Monday nights from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for the next 11 weeks followed by a graduation ceremony. To graduate, applicants must attend at least 9 of the 11 classes. Therefore, prior to applying, please determine whether or not you can attend the minimum number of classes for graduation.

Graduates  will not be police officers or vigilantes, but will be better-informed citizens in a position to share their experiences with friends and co-workers. Graduates may also join the Arlington Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association and continue their involvement with the police department through the association's volunteer activities.

Citizen Police Academy sessions begin Monday, January 27, 2014.

CPA Graduates 2012

Click here to apply for the Citizens Police Academy.

For specific dates and further information, please contact us:

Officer Ray Polk

Crime Prevention Unit-West District

2060 W Green Oaks Blvd

Arlington TX 76013

Ph: 817-459-6468


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