Garland Citizen Police Academy

About the Citizen Police Academy

The Garland Citizen Police Academy focuses attention on the internal values, philosophy, and operations of the Garland Police Department. Designed for citizens, the academy educates citizens about the "How’s and Why’s" of the department, and the citizen’s role in the interaction of citizens and police. Students are encouraged to share this realistic view of the department with other citizens to improve the efficiency of law enforcement in their neighborhoods through shared responsibilities and resources.

Topics Covered

Various members of the police department cover a wide variety of topics in the Citizen Police Academy. For example, Patrol operations are discussed as well as crime investigations. Citizens will be able to talk to Patrol officers during the "ride-along" program. Domestic violence, recruiting, narcotics, internal affairs, and discipline are but a few of the many topics discussed during the course of the academy.

Where Does the Academy Meet

The Garland Citizen Police Academy classes are held at the Garland Police Department, multi-purpose room, at:
1891 Forest Lane
Garland, TX 75042

Signing Up

The department selects 30 applicants for each academy and each class consists of a cross-section of Garland citizens. The Academy is held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. For an application or additional information email Mike Hatfield, Community Relations Officer, or call at 972-485-4830

After Graduation

Keep informed and stay involved. Join the Garland Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.

For an application or additional information, email Matt Pesta, Community Relations Officer, or call 972-485-4896.”