What is the CPA?
The Citizen Police Academy is a 12 week program designed to open the lines of communication between the Denton Police Department and the community. It is the sincere desire of the Denton Police Department to develop a style of policing that reflects a collaborative effort between the community and police. This process requires an informed citizenry and it is the goal of the CPA to increase “Understanding through Education.”
When are classes held?
Classes meet one evening per week for twelve weeks and are conducted at no cost to the participants.
What topics are covered?
The curriculum is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the operational dynamics of the Denton Police Department and the critical role citizens play in our community crime control efforts. Each class is given by Police Officers who actually work every day in the job area they are presenting. We believe that policing by partnership, the union of efforts, is essential for effective law enforcement.
Who can attend the CPA?
Any citizen who lives or works in the City of Denton is eligible to attend the Citizen Police Academy. The only exceptions are those who are immediate family members of Law Enforcement Officers.
How do I apply?
Fill out an application and mail it or bring it to:
Officer Gina Whitson
Denton Police Department
Citizen Police Academy
601 E. Hickory Street, Suite E
Denton, TX 76205
If you have any questions, contact Officer Whitson at Gina.Whitson@cityofdenton.com or 940-349-7241.
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