Citizen Police Academy



The Marshall Police Department sponsors the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) with the goal of educating the residents of Marshall on the operations of the department. This is accomplished through a series of lectures and hands-on activities on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. for six weeks beginning on September 5, 2023. Attendance of each session is required for course completion. 

The CPA is led by Police Officers whose current assignments are directly involved in the policing activities covered in their segment of the academy. The CPA is conducted at the Marshall Police Department located at 2101 East End Blvd. North. 

Citizens of Marshall over 18 years of age who successfully complete a background investigation are eligible to attend. Those with certain disqualifications will be ineligible.

*****Applications are due on Thursday, August 31.*****

Questions?  Call (903) 935-4542 or reach us by email.

Citizen Police Academy Itinerary

Tuesday, September 5- Marshall Police Dept.

  • Orientation and Tour of Facilities
  • Welcome by the Chief of Police
  • Racial Profiling Prevention and Documentation

Tuesday, September 12 – Marshall Police Dept.

  • Criminal Investigations Division
  • Financial Crimes 
  • Crisis Intervention/Mental Health Officer

Tuesday, September 19- Marshall Police Dept. 

  • Narcotics & Task Force
  • Gangs
  • Violent Crimes

Tuesday, September 26- Marshall Police Dept. Range

  • Patrol Functions
  • Community Policing
  • Special Response Team
  • Drone Technology

Thursday, October 5 - Marshall Police Dept. (Day changed due to National Night Out on Oct. 3)

  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • FARO Demonstration
  • SFST/Traffic

Tuesday, October 10 - Marshall Police Dept. Range

  • Force on Force Scenarios 
  • Course Completion Ceremony