Citizen Police Academy (CPA)

 

 

The Marshall Police Department has formed a five-day Citizen Police Academy (CPA) program.  The MPD CPA will create an expansion of our community-based efforts and emphasize our motto of “Putting Our Community First.” This program is intended to open the lines of communication between the Community and the Marshall Police Department.

To the Citizen, it may frequently appear that the police are not doing their job or are exceeding their boundaries. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at what rules, regulations and policies the police follow, some of the misunderstanding may be alleviated.

The objective of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train an individual to be a “Reserve Police Officer” but to produce informed citizens. The Citizens and Police Officers meet each other face to face, and each becomes a person to the other. In the past, citizens have simply seen a uniform, now they have an understanding of the person behind the badge.

The Marshall Police Citizens Academy will be held every quarter of year for 5 days from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Participants will have to attend all five days to graduate from the academy. 

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to increase the community's understanding and awareness of the Marshall Police Department. Citizens will be exposed to many different aspects of law enforcement including the day-to-day operation of the Marshall Police Department. Some of the activities participants will experience include:

• Agency Tour
• Overview of the Police Profession and Criminal Justice System
• Emergency Management and Communications
• Patrol Operations/Equipment Demonstrations
• Traffic Enforcement/DWI Enforcement
• Crime Scene Investigation
• Criminal Investigations
• K-9 Demonstrations
• Arrest Procedures
• Graduation

Anyone interested in participating in the academy will have to complete and return the CPA application form.  The application form will be used to check a person’s background.  Individuals that pass the application process will be granted a slot in the academy.  The CPA is limited to 20 individuals per session.

The application can be downloaded by visiting Marshallpd.com.  Complete the application and return it via email to jmills@marshalltexas.net.

 

Download the MPD CPA Application here

 

TEEN CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY INFORMATION

 

 

The Marshall Police Department has formed a five-day Teen Citizen Police Academy (TCPA). The MPD TCPA will create an expansion of our community-based efforts and emphasize our motto of “Putting Our Community First.” This program is intended to open the lines of communication between teens in the community and the Marshall Police Department.

The objective of the Teen Citizen Police Academy is to produce informed teenagers about the daily operations of a police officer and let those adolescents experience some of the training tactics of police. The teens and police officers will have the opportunity to meet each other face-to-face, and each becomes a person to the other. In the past, some teens may have simply seen a uniform, now they will have an understanding of the person behind the badge.

Chief of Police Jesus “Eddie” Campa stated, “I am very excited about this new program our department is offering. My hope is that by training this generation, we will be able to restore the positive relationship between young citizens and police.”

During the Teen Citizen Police Academy, participants will be exposed to many different aspects of law enforcement and most of the training will be hands-on.

Some of the activities include:

  • Agency Tour
  • Patrol Operations
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • K-9 Demonstrations
  • Effects of Drug and Alcohol Use and Consequences
  • Use of Force Simulator
  • Graduation

Anyone interested in participating in the academy will have to complete and return the TCPA application. All applications must be signed by a parent or guardian. Individuals that pass the application process will be granted a slot in the academy. The TCPA is limited to 25 individuals per session and is only for teens 14-17 years old. Participants do not have to be residents of Marshall to participate. The classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on June 5, 6, 8, 13 and 15. Participants will have to attend all five days to graduate from the academy.

The application can be downloaded by visiting Marshallpd.com. Complete the application and return it via email to colvin.kelly@marshalltexas.net or drop it off at MPD at 2101 East End Blvd. North in Marshall.

 

Teen Citizens Police Academy Application

 

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