CITY OF ROWLETT: Citizen Police Academy Register Today


City of Rowlett issued the following announcement on June 3

Program Details

Class will be starting Thursday, August 26, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the CPA class beginning on August 26, 2021.  Classes will be held each Thursday from 7PM-9PM through November 11, 2021 (with one Saturday).  Application PDF

Class sizes are limited to 25 participants and will be selected on a first come first serve basis.

The Rowlett Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week course (one night per week) that is designed to help the citizen better understand what a police officer encounters while on duty.

This program is intended for citizens over the age of 18 who live or work in the City of Rowlett.

Each week you will have a qualified police instructor explain how each section of the Rowlett Police Department operates. You will learn about the:

  • Active Shooter Response
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Criminal Investigations Division
  • Defense Tactics
  • Detention Services
  • Patrol Division
  • Physical Fitness Challenge
  • SWAT Team
  • Taser Instruction
  • Traffic Division

There is an evening at our shooting range with hands-on instruction in the use of police firearms and a driving course where students are able to drive a police squad car. We will also arrange for you to ride along with an officer on patrol.

Program Completion

When you graduate, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement showing you have completed the Citizens Police Academy training. The Rowlett Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy held its first graduation exercises in the Spring of 1998 and has been held twice yearly since inception. Over 250 citizens have participated.

Additional Information

The program coordinator for the Citizens Police Academy is Officer Dana Reeves. To enroll, fill out the application (PDF) and submit it in person at 4401 Rowlett Road, Rowlett, Texas 75088. Upon receipt, a criminal history is run by Officer Reeves and the applicant is notified by email or phone when they are approved. For detailed information on the program, applications (PDF) or how to enroll, contact Officer Reeves at 972-412-6242 or by email.

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