The Frisco Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is the police department's most popular and exciting program that receives rave reviews by those who attend. There have been a total of 34 classes with over 680 graduates of the program.
About the Program
Students to the program get first-hand exposure to the police department, its personnel and equipment, and are able to put themselves in officers' shoes every Thursday night when classes meet. Instructors for each week's courses of instruction are officers and employees of the Frisco Police Department who provide both classroom and hands-on lecture and instruction.
The Frisco CPA meets every Thursday and is normally run from February to April and August to November. Beginning with Class 28, which began in August 2010, the program was expanded to include 11 weeks of instruction
The program has recently been restructured to involve more hands-on activities, such as actual crime scene processing, hand-to-hand defensive tactics, firearms, high-risk traffic stops, pursuit driving, and much more.
Although each member is encouraged to take part in the scenarios, participation is optional and any member may choose to be a spectator in any portion of the CPA. The purpose of the CPA is to give students an idea of just a few of the many day-to-day functions of the Frisco Police Department.
How to Apply
Applications are currently being accepted for Class 35 and we urge interested persons to apply as soon as possible, as we receive more applications than there are available seats each year. Class 35 begins February 13, 2014, and continues each Thursday night through May 1, 2014.
If you are interested in applying for the Frisco CPA, please download and fill out an application and either fax it to the Frisco Police Department's Community Services Division at 972.292.6076 or drop it off in person at the police department.
For more information about the Frisco Citizens Police Academy please contact any member of the Community Services unit at Services@friscotexas.gov, or stop by and visit with an officer at the police department today.