Citizens Police Academy

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The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a Community Relationship program that will help bridge the gap and strengthen the relationship between the Celina Police Department and the citizens they serve.  During this 10-week course, participants learn about topics ranging from criminal law and patrol tactics to Criminal Investigations. The group may also take a field trip to the Collin County Detention Center. This Academy will help prepare the participants in becoming Ambassadors of the Celina Police Department within their communities.

Applicants must be a Citizen of Celina, City or County, and a minimum age of 18. Enrollment is limited to 30 applicants. Please know that this is our first Academy and those applicants who make it in will be paving the way for future Academies. 

After graduating from the Citizen Police Academy, Alumni become eligible to train for two additional volunteer groups: Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) and Citizens on Patrol (COPs).

This is a free Course. The Projected start date is Thursday, September 16th, 2021, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and every preceding Thursday after that, ending on November 11th, 2021. The training will be held at various locations in Celina. 

 ***There will be two Saturday classes, October 16 and November 6.

Dates, times and locations are subject to change.


Class sign-ups for Fall 2021 have closed, please check back Spring 2022. 


The following are sample classes:

  • Department Overview                                                                
    • Servant Leadership
    • I.A Investigation
    •  Hiring / Promotion
  •  Legal / Law Class                                                                            
  •  Community Policing                                                               
    •  Police Image
    •  Police Officer Personality
  • Patrol Operations                                                                       
  • DWI/Crash/Traffic (Saturday)                                                                         
  • Jail Tour / Spring Break                                                            
  •  CRASE                                                                                       
  •  Narcotics                                                                                          
  •  Crime Scene / CID
  •  SRT                                                                                                      
  •  Scenarios (Saturday)                                                                                         
  •  Simulation