Citizens Police Academy

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is operated by the Community Relations Unit to educate Allen residents about their police department. During the 12 week course, participants learn about topics ranging from criminal law and patrol tactics to effective surveillance techniques. The group may also take field trips to facilities such as the Collin County Detention Center, Collin County Medical Examiner's Office, and the police shooting range.

The course is free and is held twice a year. The Fall 2015 Citizens Police Academy class will begin Thursday, Sep. 10. Classes meet Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., at the Allen Police Training Facility (802 South Greenville Avenue). Enrollment is limited to the first 30 applicants. If you have questions about the course, contact Officer Sammy Rippamonti at 214.509.4358 or

After graduating from the Citizen Police Academy, alumni become eligible to train for 2 additional volunteer groups: Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) and Citizens on Patrol (COPs).


Apply for the Citizens Police Academy.