The Spring 2012 Citizens Police Academy class will begin Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. The 12-week course provides Allen residents an opportunity to meet with officers from various units of their police department. Classes meet every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. for 12 weeks. Limited to the first 30 applicants. Register today by calling 972.678.2500.
During the twelve week course, participants are instructed on topics ranging from criminal law and patrol tactics to effective surveillance techniques. The group may also take field trips to facilities such as the Collin County Detention Center, Collin County Medical Examiner's Office and the police shooting range.
After graduating from the Citizens Police Academy, alumni become eligible to train for two additional volunteer groups: Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) and Citizens on Patrol (COPs). Members of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association actively support and assist the police department.