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Applications Being Accepted For Citizens' Police Academy


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 Citizens' Police Academy, HCPA, is currently accepting applications.

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

ACADEMY COST, DATES, AND LOCATION


  • Cost: ALL CLASSES ARE FREE!

  • Date: September 11 through November 13 every Thursday for 10 weeks, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Citizens' Police Academy is a 33-hour block of instructions. The first day of class is Orientation and the last day is Graduation.

  • Location: Houston Police Department 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 www.houstontx.gov/police/vip/vip_hcpa.htm or call 713.308.3200.


********THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER********