Citizens Police Academy

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What is the Citizens Police Academy (CPA)?

The Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week program designed to give the citizens of Argyle a working knowledge of the Argyle Police Department and increase relations between the community and the police department. Our hope is that the information presented at the CPA will inform the community about how police operate and why they do what they do. Informed citizens can make the officers more aware of their concerns and needs. Citizens will receive approximately 30 hours of instruction from certified police officers and other public safety professionals.

When are classes held?
Classes will meet on Monday nights from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.   Classes are currently held once per year, but citizens can express their interest in attending at any time by contacting Nathan Riley at

What Topics Are Covered?
The curriculum is intended to teach the citizens about every area of the Argyle Police Department such as recruiting, training, patrol, traffic, and crime scene procedures. Each topic will be presented by either a police officer or another public safety professional who works every day in the area they are presenting. For example, patrol officers will discuss the neighborhood patrols and how they investigate suspicious activities. The traffic officer will discuss their role in enforcing the traffic laws and reducing the number of accidents in the town. You will also meet animal control, fire/EMS, and other professionals from our area.

Who Should Attend the CPA?
The citizens police academy is open to any citizen who lives or works in the Town of Argyle. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Each class is limited to 12 people and participants are chosen to ensure a broad community representation so everyone might develop an informed understanding of the Argyle Police Department.

How Do I Apply?

Click and complete this application online and mail it, email it or bring it to:
Argyle Police Department, 506 US 377 North or email it to .

If you have any questions, contact Nathan Riley at .

You will be notified by mail of your acceptance into the class. If the class is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list for the next available class.