Citizen Police Academy
Citizen Police Academy (Next class begins March 21, 2019)
Granbury Citizen Police Academy
“Excellence Through Cooperative Education”
About the Program
There is no cost to attend the CPA. Graduates of the Citizen Police Academy are NOT trained to be police officers. The Granbury Police Department Citizen Police Academy is a 30-hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Granbury Police Department's personnel and policies. Classes will be held on Thursday nights from 6-9pm for 10 weeks and dinner will be provided each night. The instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Police Department each week. Students 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.
*APPLICANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE.
*APPLICANTS MUST BE IN GOOD HEALTH.
*APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER LICENSE.
*APPLICANTS MUST HAVE NO CONVICTIONS OF A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR WITHIN THE PAST 10 YEARS, AND NO FAMILY VIOLENCE OR CLASS A MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY CONVICTIONS.
*APPLICANTS MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK.
*APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO FLUENTLY READ, SPEAK, WRITE AND UNDERSTAND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
The purpose of the CPA is to educate attendees so they can make informed judgments about the police department as they become ambassadors of good will to the community, It is further hoped that the instruction will increase police awareness, dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to increase police / community rapport through this educative process. The department, in turn, becomes more aware of the feelings and concerns of the community from the students’ interaction and input. It is indeed a two-way learning experience.
The Granbury Citizen Police Academy covers such diverse topics as training, communications, criminal investigations, DWI procedures, crime prevention, family violence, juvenile law, and the special response team. Emphasis is placed on the patrol division as that is the segment of the police department the public most often comes into contact with. Instruction in these and other topics will consist of lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on experiences.
If you are interested in applying for admission to the Granbury Police Department Citizens Police Academy, you may fill out an application with the Granbury Police Department at 116 West Bridge Street between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For further information, call (817) 573-2648 and ask for Sergeant Cris Brichetto. You may also obtain an application by clicking here.