The Plano Police Department sponsors the Citizen's Police Academy with the goal of educating the citizens of Plano on the operations of the Department. This is accomplished through a series of lectures and hands-on activities on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for twelve weeks.
The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is led by the Crime Prevention Unit, with all lectures and activities taught by Police Officers whose current assignments are directly involved in the policing activities covered in their segment of the academy. The CPA is conducted at the Plano-Richardson Police Training Center where the Plano and Richardson Police Agencies conduct their training. The equipment used during the CPA is the same equipment used to train police officers.
Citizens who reside or work in the City of Plano who:
Enrollment into the Citizens Police Academy is held two times a year: Spring and Fall. Our Spring 2019 classes are full; please check back in July 2019 when we will begin taking applications for our Fall classes.