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Special Programs

Citizen Police Academy

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The Bryan Police Department offers a great informational program for citizen education and involvement, the Citizen Police Academy (CPA). Class size is limited to 20 persons. Admission to CPA is open to anyone who is 18 years or older and all applicants are required to pass a background check and screening process.

CPA Goals:
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.

CPA Classes:
The eight-week CPA course meets one night each week (Thursdays) from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 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  with a patrol officer.

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El curso de 10 semanas de SCPA en Español se junta los Jueves de 6 p.m. a 9 p.m. en el Departamento de Policía. Temas cubiertos en la clase de SCPA incluyen la sobrevista de la organización y estructura del Departamento de Policía, información sobre las leyes y consecuencias al conducir intoxicado, introducción de varias divisiones del Departamento de Policía y sus responsabilidades (tal como homicidio, tráfico, narcóticos). Los instructores son miembros del Departamento de Policía, oficiales trabajando en las divisiones, y otras personas que trabajan por otras agencias. Los miembros de la clase de SCPA tienen la oportunidad de observar el oficial de policía en su ronda de 4 horas por medio de un paseo en la patrulla con el oficial.

Las clases de Academia de Policía del Ciudadano en Español comienzan el 8 de Febrero, 2024. Para más información en SCPA, favor de llamar a Margot Avila at (979 209-5533 o Mayte Ramirez-Tirado al (979) 209-5301 o búscanos en Facebook, Academia de Policía del Ciudadano de Bryan

Junior Police Academy

junior police academy logo The Junior Police Academy is a free two-week program for students entering the ninth – 12th grades during the next school year. The classes are held from 1 – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of the first and last class which will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. for parents to attend. Classes run June 10 – 21.

Registration deadline is May 20 at 5 p.m.

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This class is a fun and interactive way to learn about what police do on a day-to-day basis. Students will be able to interact with different departments within the agency and foster a relationship with local police, as well as, develop an understanding of how and why we do things. If your child is interested in becoming a police officer or if they just want to learn more about this job, then this is the class for them.

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Chaplain Unit

The purpose of the Bryan Police Department’s Chaplaincy Program is to provide a core group of professional, ordained men and women from a variety of faiths who volunteer their time and talents to the City of Bryan as chaplains.

Chaplains ride along with officers to get to know the officers and the intricacies of their work. Our chaplains are on call at all times of the day, all days of the week. The police chaplain’s primary purpose is to assist those in crisis and to provide counsel to police department personnel, their families, and those in the community as a whole.

Police chaplains are also a resource for police officers when dealing with victims and relatives of victims of domestic disturbances and violent crimes. The chaplain will only go where they are invited or asked. The chaplaincy offers assistance to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national creed, or religion.

To learn about becoming a Bryan Police Chaplain, email Sgt. Broddrick Bailey or call (979) 209-5430.

Reserve Police Force

The Bryan Reserve Police Force provides many hours of committed service to the residents of the City of Bryan.

Functions reserve officers have provided service to in the past include: The Armadillo Dash Half Marathon/5K fund raiser; the Junior League’s 5K fund raiser; the SOS Ministries 5K fund raiser; the annual Fiestas Patrias Parade; the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History Half Marathon/5K fund raiser; the annual Rotary Club sponsored Veteran’s Parade in downtown Bryan; and the city’s annual Holiday Magic celebration in Sue Haswell Park, along with many other important events.

With few exceptions, the events supported by the reserve police are fundraisers conducted by non-profit organizations. And, were it not for the service provided by the reserve police these entities would have had to pay for their police support; thus, leaving fewer dollars available to support the good works of their organizations.

The officers assigned to the reserve police have other careers, which require much of their attention, but they have taken an oath to this department to assist with its missions of preserving the peace, enforcing the laws, and responding as needed for police emergencies. Each one of these officers makes a very important contribution to the safety and well-being of the City of Bryan and its residents.

How to Join the Reserve Police Force

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Not have any felony or serious misdemeanor convictions that would prohibit you from possessing a firearm
  • Be a United States citizen or have applied for U.S. citizenship
  • Possess a High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • Possess a valid Texas driver’s license
  • If discharged from the military must be “honorable,” or “under honorable conditions”

Selection Process

  • Successfully pass a written exam and physical agility test
  • Successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation
  • Successfully pass a polygraph exam, psychological screening, and drug screen/medical examination
  • Successfully pass an Oral Interview

Duties of a Reserve Police Officer

A Reserve Officer performs general law enforcement, which includes street patrol, conducting preliminary police investigations, report writing, collision investigations, traffic control, issuance of citations, and other basic law enforcement functions. Reserve Officers are also utilized at special events such as parades and other city sponsored events.

Reserve Officers must complete a minimum of 8 hours per month in order to remain active in the program. All training, patrol duty, and special event duty counts towards the required hours. Recognizing that reserve officers have full time jobs and family commitments, the Department allows them complete flexibility in determining both when, and for how long, they spend on duty at any given time. Work hours are flexible and determined by a reserve officer’s other commitments.

Benefits of a Reserve Officer

A Reserve Officer is strictly a non-civil service volunteer position and does not receive any payment; however, the department does provide you a standard uniform and all necessary equipment. Reserve Officers will be required to undergo the same training that the full time officers are required to attend. This training shall include but not be limited to annual firearms qualification, use of force policy review, and legal updates. Reserve Officers are eligible for continued professional training, outside training courses, and any other courses taught at the Bryan Police Department at no-cost to that Reserve Officer.

How to Apply / More Information

Click Here to Fill Out Our Online Police Reserve Officer Application

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Police Reserve Unit informational meetings are periodically held at the Bryan Police Department. For more information, please email Sgt. Broddrick Bailey or call (979) 209-5430.