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Citizen Police Academy
The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is operated by the Community Relations Unit to educate Allen residents about their police department. During the twelve 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. All participants must be at least 18 years of age and live or work in Allen. 

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

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Contact Information
Community Relations Unit

For additional information about Community Relations programs
Phone: 214.509.4359.

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Allen Premium Outlets
820 W. Stacy Rd.
Allen, Texas 75069
Phone: 972.678.2500

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968 Garden Park Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013
Phone: 972.727.7400

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190 E. Stacy, Suite 1314
Allen, Texas 75002
Phone: 214.509.4372

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Mon - Fri - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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