Citizen's Police Academy

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About Citizen Police Academy

The Grapevine Police Department Citizen's Police Academy is limited to Grapevine residents free of charge. Residents also include people who work in Grapevine. The Academy is held twice a year, one during the spring months and one during the fall. During the ten week period the academy encompasses, students will have the unique opportunity to see and interact with Police Department personnel as never before. The student will observe all of the functions of this Police Department and see its innermost workings.

Goals


The goal of this academy is to strengthen communications between the department and the community we serve. To provide a safe environment, citizens and police must jointly address issues and solutions.

Basic Procedures


By the end of the Academy, the student should understand basic police procedures. There are various topics that cover the entire spectrum of municipal criminal justice. These topics include patrol operations, criminal investigations, crime scene investigations, firearms training, K-9 operations, use of force issues, plus procedures of the jail, court system, and telecommunications. The student will also learn about the Grapevine Police Department's Community Relations Programs.

Graduation


A graduation ceremony is held on the tenth week, which includes dinner for the student and the student's immediate family. Each class is about three hours long and starts at 6:00 PM on Thursdays.
 


Application


Registration for the next class is now open. You can submit an online application here. The next class will run September 15, 2022 - November 17, 2022. Please Email Sergeant Bobby Smith at rsmith@grapevinetexas.gov or call his office at 817.410.3252 should you have any questions regarding the class.