Citizens Police Academy

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New Class Begins March 21, 2019

The Robinson Citizens Police Academy will begin their Spring Session for 2019 on March 21, 2019. To apply, download the application by clicking here and return it to Officer Chris Lopez and/or Lt. O'Connor in person or via mail at 111 W. Lyndale, Robinson, TX 76706 or by emailing Officer Lopez and/or email Lt. O'Connor. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 15th.


The Robinson Citizens Police Academy is an example of the Robinson Police Departments commitment to be involved with the community. The program provides insight into the mission, goals, objectives, and operations of the Police Department. It is designed for residents of the City of Robinson. Participants and law enforcement are encouraged to share their ideas and experiences during the program to build, enhance, and develop their partnerships.

The objective of this program is to foster better communication between citizens and police through education. The Academy will create a nucleus of well-informed citizens who possess greater insight into police practices and services. Graduates of the Academy can share their knowledge and experiences within the community as the opportunity arises.

The RCPA is a unique learning experience designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission and operations of their police department. The 8-week course consists of meeting each Thursday for two hours.

Academy Schedule

Week 1 (03/21/2019):
Discussion of schedule and graduation requirements Structure of the Department / Ride-Along Program
Community Policing / Crime Prevention Program
Tour of the Department

Week 2 (3/28/2019):
Patrol and Procedures
Traffic Enforcement
Mock Traffic Stops

Week 3 (4/4/2019):
Animal Control Services
K-9 Services and Narcotics

Week 4 (4/11/2019):
Criminal Investigations Division
Evidence and fingerprinting
Crimes against property and prevention (thefts, burglary, etc) Crimes against persons
Sexual Assault Investigations
Homicide Investigations

Week 5 (4/18/2019):
Defensive Tactics and Use of Force
Taser and Taser Deployments

Week 6 (4/25/2019):
Force on Force
Firearms Training

Week 7 (5/2/2019):
Civilian Response Training

Week 8 (5/9/2019):
Graduation Exercises
Graduation Picture
Graduation Dinner
Graduation Certificates Awarded

Classes are comprehensive covering different areas of police work weekly. Police Officers, their supervisors, and civilian professionals will present the classes. Ride alongs are not required but preferred.

You can download the Citizen Police Academy Brochure (PDF).