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Citizen Police Academy

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The Bryan Police Department offers a great informational program for citizen education and involvement, the popular 10-week Citizen Police Academy (CPA). The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) started in January 1987. Class size is limited to 30 persons. Admission to CPA is open to anyone who lives or works in Bryan, is 18 years or older, and all applicants are required to pass a background check.

Click here to print an application. (Class begins Tuesday, August 6, 2013)


The goal of the CPA is to educate Bryan citizens about the structure and activities of their police department. The CPA class is not a "training" class, but is an exciting "information" class, a behind- the-scenes look at the Bryan Police Department. The CPA program operates on the premise that informed and educated citizens will be more supportive of police officers and the department, and will be more productive within their own neighborhoods and communities.


The 10-week CPA course meets one night each week (Tuesdays) from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm in the Fall. Classes are held at the Bryan Police Department. Topics covered in the CPA class include overviews of the Bryan Police Department's organization and structure, information on cadet recruiting and training, introductions to the various divisions of BPD and their responsibilities (such as Homicide, Traffic, and Narcotics), plus hands-on workshops. Instructors are drawn from the Police Department staff, from officers currently assigned to specific BPD divisions, and from non-BPD law enforcement agencies. CPA class members are also given an opportunity to observe police patrol work through a Ride-Along experience for one 12-hour shift with a patrol officer.


The Citizen Police Academy Class will begin Tuesday, August 6, 2013. For more information, contact Margot Avila or call (979) 209-5533.

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