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Citizen's Police Academy

Next Basic CPA class scheduled for January 13th - April 14th

Next Advanced CPA class to be announced
Scroll to bottom of page for application or call 281-842-3174 for further details

The La Porte Citizen Police Academy is a community awareness program. The academy is scheduled for 15 consecutive Tuesday nights, from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. The Department strives for 3 academies per year. The classes are taught by the City of La Porte Police Department employees, most are certified police officers of various ranks; others are civilian employees in the specialty fields that will be covered during the training sessions. The classes do have some hands on type training as well as demonstrations and instructional.

Citizens Police Academy Application: click here


The actual topics that will be covered are disclosed on the first night. There will be 15 areas of the police department involved. We also encourage citizen input as to expectations and concerns good or bad. Our mission is to bring the Police and the Community closer together by educating each other for the Ultimate goal of a SAFER place to live and or work. 

There is also an Advanced class offered upon completion of the basic CPA. The advanced classes are held on Tuesday nights also from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. The advanced class is 10 consecutive Tuesday nights. These classes are more in depth of our special divisions and how we can utilize the information to assist law enforcement as well as benefiting our day to day lives. 

Each class has a Graduation ceremony on the last night. Certificates and awards are given to each participant. There is no charge for either class. All class materials will be issued notebooks, paper, pens, handouts, etc.


The requirements are very basic. Participants/Students must be at least 18 years of age with a clear criminal history, meaning no convictions of any felony charge, not currently on probation, bond, or wanted list. A short entrance application will need to be completed prior to first night. A modified background check will be conducted. To be recognized as a graduate no more than 4 classes can be missed for the Basic Academy, and no more than 3 classes may be missed for the Advanced class. We ask that all participants either live or work in the city, however exceptions have been made.

The previous graduating classes have formed the La Porte Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.

 Any person graduating from the basic academy is eligible. There is no requirement to join the association.

LPCPAAA website - http://www.lpcpaaa.org/

Citizens Police Academy Application: click here