Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy; March 19 - May 7

Robinson Citizens Police Academy - Spring 2020

The Robinson Citizens Police Academy will begin its Spring Session for 2020 on March 19, 2020. 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 13.


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 (3/19/2020):
History, Background and Class Requirements

Week 2 (3/26/2020):
Law and Crime Prevention and Community Programs

Week 3 (4/2/2020):
Patrol Division

Week 4 (4/9/2020):
Animal Control, K-9, and Narcotics

Week 5 (4/16/2020):
Criminal Investigation Division

Week 6 (4/23/2020):
Force on Force and Firearms

Week 7 (4/30/2020):
Defense Tactics and Use of Force

Week 8 (5/7/2020):
Graduation Ceremony

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).