Citizens Police Academy
Wylie Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy which will be held every Thursday evening from 7-10 pm, Aug. 24 through Nov. 2. Individuals interested in the Citizens Police Academy must reside or work in Wylie in order to attend.
Please contact Officer Arroyo at Nuria.Arroyo@wylietexas.gov or 972-429-8019 for an application or with any questions. All applications must be submitted to Officer Arroyo no later than July 31.
The primary goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to foster a better relationship between the community and the police department through training, utilizing the philosophy of a two-way lecture. It is envisioned that class members will:
- Gain an understanding of the operations of the Wylie Police Department;
- Develop an awareness and appreciation of the various challenges and decisions faced daily by police officers; and
- Participate in practical exercises designed to illustrate various situations an officer experiences while on duty.
Graduates of the programs have formed the Wylie Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, an active group whose mission is to promote and enhance the relationship between the Wylie Police Department and the community through continued law enforcement education and support of the department’s effort. Click here for more information from the Wylie Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Facebook Page.
For more information contact Officer Arroyo
About the WCPAAA
The WCPAAA is a non-profit, charitable organization.The purpose of the Association is to bring together the graduates of the Wylie Citizens Police Academy to enhance relations between the community and the Wylie Police Department through continuing education and to provide other assistance to the police department wherever possible. Last year, the Association purchased various items for the police department that were not included in the budget.
The Wylie Citizen' Police Academy Alumni purchased and presented Chief John Duscio with new badges for the entire police department at a City Council meeting. The WCPAA asked officers to submit something they "wanted" instead of "needed." The officers in the department wanted new, updated badges, but since this wasn't a necessity they weren't part of the budget. The WCPAAA held fundraisers and earned the money to buy new badges for everyone. Wylie officers now proudly wear badges that are unique to our department thanks to the WCPAA.