Citizens Police Academy
Register for the 2019 WCPAAA Cops and Robbers Chase 5K and Fun Run, planned for Sept. 21.
The 2019 Citizens Police Academy has been completed; check back for information regarding signups for the 2020 CPA, which are slated to begin in December. The CPA meets every Thursday evening from 7-10 pm. Participants must live or work in Wylie. The class will be limited to 15 citizens on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the class is $25, which covers the price of a shirt and supplies.
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 Jan. 31, 2019. 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 Nuria.Arroyo@wylietexas.gov 972-429-8019.
About the WCPAAA The WCPAAA is a non-profit, charitable organization, whose purpose 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.