Citizens Police Academy
Citizen's Police Academy
The Cedar Park Citizens Police Academy is a 15-week program where people can learn about the Department's work and grow their understanding of law enforcement operations, tactics, and governing laws and principles during weekly two-hour sessions.
The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) offers an overview of Animal Control, Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Regional Response Team (SWAT) and Negotiations, Crisis Intervention, Communications, Officer Involved Shootings, K-9, Narcotics, and Weaponry among other topics through interactive experiences, training, and discussion.
Classes are Monday nights from 7 pm to 9 pm (except for the very first class which will be on Tuesday, September 6th due to the Labor Day Holiday)
Requirements for participation:
- Must live or work in Cedar Park
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must pass a simple background check
Citizens on Patrol Program
The Cedar Park Citizens on Patrol (COP) program works to improve safety in Cedar Park while also relieving officers in times of need by using specially trained volunteers for certain tasks.
Members of the COP program are alumni of the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) who undergo additional advanced training to learn how to direct traffic, patrol neighborhoods, maintain command vehicles and generally assist in serving the residents of Cedar Park.
Residents interested in participating in the Citizens on Patrol program must first complete the 14-week long Citizens Police Academy which is designed for adult citizens who either live in the City of Cedar Park or who own a business within the City.
Reminder: To Apply for the COP program, you must have graduated from the Cedar Park Citizen's Police Academy.
We invite you to contact us during regular business hours at any of the following: