Rockwall Police Department accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

ROCKWALL, TX – February 23, 2021 – The Rockwall Police Department is now accepting applications for the next Citizens Police Academy which begins March 16 and ends on June 1 (tentatively). Seating is limited due to COVID restrictions.

The Rockwall Police Department Citizens Police Academy was established in 1987 to provide adequate information to citizen attendees so that they might make educated and informed judgments regarding the police department and police activity. The CPA has been successful in increasing public awareness about the law enforcement profession and strengthening partnerships between the community and police department. The CPA has truly become a mutual learning experience for both citizens and officers alike.

The Citizens Police Academy is a 30 hour block of comprehensive instruction which allows citizens to experience and learn about law enforcement topics which are important to them. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Training
  • Telecommunications
  • Criminal Investigations
  • DWI Enforcement
  • Crime Prevention
  • Domestic Violence
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • K-9 Operations
  • Recruitment & Hiring
  • Accident Investigations
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Participants in the Citizen’s Police Academy will be able to participate in a day at the Police Firing Range.
  • The Citizens Police Academy is a beneficial exercise for citizens and officers alike, allowing each to learn from the other. Attendance is open to anyone living or working in the County of Rockwall. Applicants should have a clear criminal history and must be at least 21 years of age. There is a $20 charge for the course which covers binders and other classroom materials.

    To learn more and get an application form, click here.  For more information, contact: Officer Chris Cleveland at (972) 772-6746, Officer David Andrews at (972)772-6707 or Sgt Steve Brassil (972) 772-6727.

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