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August 19, 2022

Now enrolling – Citizen Police Academy

Bryan Police Department Entrance Exam Information

Gain an inside look at the Bryan Police Department with the Bryan Citizen Police Academy. This 8-week course will provide participants with the opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes view of the Bryan Police Department (BPD) and learn how, as residents, they can support community safety.

“The Citizen Police Academy is a great way for our community members to come see how the Bryan Police Department operates and gain a better knowledge of how police investigations work,” said BPD Public Information Officer Kole Taylor. “Attendees will be able to hear from multiple divisions and learn how each division meets the mission of the department. Attendees will also get some hands-on experience in police tactics and crime scene investigations.”

Participants meet once a week and will receive an introduction to BPD’s organization, structure and information on cadet recruiting and training. Additionally, with hands-on workshops and instruction, participants will learn about the various divisions within the department, such as Traffic, Homicide, and Narcotics. Instructors are drawn from BPD officers and staff as well as non-BPD law enforcement agencies. CPA class members will also be given an opportunity to observe police patrol work through a ride-along experience with a patrol officer.


Admission to CPA is open to anyone that is 18 years or older, and all applicants are required to pass a background check and screening process. Classes are limited to 25 people.

  • CPA Class Dates: Sept. 15 – Nov. 3
  • Classes are held every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • For more information and to apply, email Officer Kole Taylor or call 979.209.5301.


Applications can be submitted in person or via email to Officer Kole Taylor by Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.

Bryan Police Department
303 E. 29th St.
Bryan, TX 77803

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