Houston Police Department
Applications Being Accepted for HPD Citizens' Police Academy Class

January 23, 2015 - Want to be in the know?  Then become one of the newest Houston police ambassadors!
Have you ever wondered what kind of training a police officer must undergo to do his or her job?  Do you think you could do it just as well or better?  Now is your chance to find out.  The Houston Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy is currently accepting applications for the spring 2015 class beginning on March 5th thru May 7th.

The Houston Citizens’ Police Academy (HCPA) graduated its first class on August 3, 1989 under Chief Lee P. Brown.  The overall objective of HCPA is to provide citizens with sound and accurate information about the Houston Police Department and the criminal justice process.  Therefore, citizens are able to make informative decisions when issues or matters involve the police department or police activity. It is the police department’s hope that participants in the Citizens' Police Academy will become ambassadors and share their experiences with family, friends, co-workers, and community.  The greatest hope is to further strengthen and improve the relationship between the police department and the community.    


  • Date: March 5th thru May 7th , every Thursday for 10 weeks, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Citizens' Police Academy is a 33-hour block of instruction.  The first day of class is Orientation and the last day is Graduation.
  • Location:  Houston Police Department Training Academy, 17000 Aldine Westfield Road 77070 (some sessions are held at various HPD locations such as Hobby Airport and Mounted Patrol).

For more information, please visit https://www.houstontx.gov/police/vip/vip_hcpa.htm or call 713-308-3200.
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.