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
- Participate in practical exercises designed to illustrate various situations an officer experiences while on duty.
Graduates of the programs have formed the Wylie Citizen 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 Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Facebook Page.
The Wylie Citizen's Police Academy Alumni purchased and presented Chief 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.