Citizens Police Academy

Allen Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is led by the APD Community Relations Unit. The 12-week course is an opportunity for Allen residents and businesses to learn about APD structure and operations. The purpose of the course is to inspire strong community relationships by connecting APD personnel with the people we serve.

CPA groups may visit facilities such as Collin County Detention Center, Allen Police K-9 field and the APD pursuit driving track. The course is free and takes place twice a year. Enrollment limited to the first 30 applicants. A mandatory background check will be conducted on all applications.

After graduating from Citizens Police Academy, alumni become eligible to train for two additional volunteer groups: Volunteers in Policing and Citizens on Patrol.

Spring 2022 enrollment coming soon!


If you have questions about the course, email Officer Rippamonti or call 214.509.4358.

Course topics


  • Civilian Response to Active Shooters
  • Criminal Investigations/Narcotics/Crime Scene
  • Drone Unit
  • DWI Enforcement and Crash Investigations
  • K-9 Unit
  • Police Simulator
  • SWAT Team
  • Tactical Police Driving
  • Traffic Stops