Citizens Police Academy

Allen Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a 10-week program led by the Allen Police Community Relations Unit. CPA is an opportunity for residents and businesses to learn about the department's structure and operations. The course encourages strong community relationships by connecting APD personnel with the people we serve.

The course is free and takes place twice a year. Participants must be at least age 18 and live or work in Allen. If you have questions, email Officer Rippamonti or call 214.509.4358.

Enrollment and program schedule

Now enrolling - Course is March 14 to May 16, 2024
Allen CPA takes place on 10 consecutive Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. Enrollment is limited to the first 25 applicants. A mandatory background check is performed on all applications. 

What you'll experience

  • Civilian Response to Active Shooters
  • Criminal Investigations/Narcotics/Crime Scene
  • Drone Unit
  • DWI Enforcement and Crash Investigations
  • K-9 Unit
  • SWAT Team
  • Trips to facilities such as APD's K-9 field and pursuit driving track
  • Optional: Ride along with on-duty officers during 911 calls
  • After graduation, CPA alumni are eligible to train for two community volunteer groups: Volunteers in Policing and Citizens on Patrol
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