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Citizens Police Academy (C.P.A.)

The Arlington Citizens Police Academy is for residents of all backgrounds and occupations. It is offered as a public service to the community at no cost to participants. The Citizens Police Academy is part of our ongoing efforts to increase awareness and support for law enforcement.

The Fall class of the Arlington Citizen Police Academy will be starting Monday, September 18. This is a 33-hour training opportunity that includes both classroom and interactive hands on instruction. Classes will meet on 11 consecutive Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. followed by a graduation ceremony.

Topics include:

  • Community Policing
  • 911 Communications
  • SWAT
  • Traffic Enforcement/Radar
  • Gang Unit
  • Jail Operations
  • Critical Incident
  • Procedural Justice
  • Auto Theft
  • Use of Force/Defensive Tactics
  • Accident Investigation
  • K-9
  • Economic Crimes
  • Drug Interdiction
  • Homicide Investigations
  • Active Shooter/Building Searches
  • Traffic Stops
  • Human Trafficking
  • Crime Scene
  • Death Messages

Graduates are better-informed citizens who can share their knowledge and experiences with friends, family members and neighbors. Graduates are also invited to join the Arlington Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and continue their involvement with the Arlington Police Department as volunteers.  The Alumni Association meets monthly.

Benefits of participating in a Citizens Police Academy program:

  • Helps to alleviate misunderstandings about policing
  • Teaches participants how to better protect their  property and enhance overall safety
  • Provides an opportunity to participate in a ride out with an officer for a day
  • Offers a firsthand look at the polices and regulations that police must follow
  • Provides all graduates an opportunity to join the CPA Alumni Association and continue their involvement with the Arlington Police Department through a number of exciting volunteer opportunities.


Apply early. Space is limited. For more information, contact:

Officer Timothy Hayden
Crime Prevention Unit-South District
1030 SW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington TX 76017

Ph: 817-459-6468

Timothy Hayden