The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is thirty hours of instruction and hands on training, giving you a basic understanding of how the police department interacts with the local community. It covers diverse topics such as criminal investigations, crime prevention, family violence, juvenile law, DWI procedures and introduction to the Special Response Team. The class meets each Thursday evening for ten weeks and covers a different aspect of the Police Department each week. If you have always had an interest in law enforcement and wanted to learn more about what goes on in your community, this is a great chance to learn more. The best part is that it includes your meals and is free!!!
Upon graduation from the Citizens Police Academy, you are encouraged to join the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAA). The purpose of this organization is to support and improve the relationship between the Police Department and the civilian community. CPAA members can volunteer to help with community activities such as manning intersections at parades, participating in community appreciation events and continuing the knowledge and training learned in the CPA academy. We have speakers from various aspects of law enforcement such as the FBI, Secret Service, Texas Rangers, Texas State Patrol, Police Detectives and many more!
The Citizen On Patrol (COPs) program is additional training that will put you on the streets of Granbury in a COPs patrol vehicle. In this non-confrontational program, you will be directly assisting officers with their daily duties. You will be actively involved in tasks such as traffic control, wrecker standbys, motorist assists, radar speed assessment, close patrols, attempts to locate and much, much more. It is designed to reduce crime in our community and is a great way for you to actively have a hand in making the Granbury community a better place to live. There is no other volunteer program quite like this one. You can truly make a difference in people's lives. It's one of the most rewarding volunteer programs you can join.