Class will be starting Thursday, September 1, 2016
Due to exceptionally high numbers of applications received, we are no longer accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen's Police Academy. Please make note that another class will begin in February 2017 and open registration will be held in January. Thank you so much for your interest and support.
The Rowlett Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week course (one night per week) that is designed to help the citizen better understand what a police officer encounters while on duty.
This program is intended for citizens over the age of 18 who live or work in the City of Rowlett.
Each week you will have a qualified police instructor explain how each section of the Rowlett Police Department
operates. You will learn about the:
There is an evening at our shooting range with hands-on instruction in the use of police firearms and a driving course where students are able to drive a police squad car. We will also arrange for you to ride along with an officer on patrol.
When you graduate, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement showing you have completed the Citizens Police Academy training. The Rowlett Police Department's Citizens Police Academy held its first graduation exercises in the Spring of 1998 and has been held twice yearly since inception. Over 250 citizens have participated.
The program coordinator for the Citizens Police Academy is Officer Chad Caldwell. To enroll, fill out the application
and submit it in person at 4401 Rowlett Road, Rowlett, Texas 75088. Upon receipt, a criminal history is run by Officer Caldwell and the applicant is notified by email or phone when they are approved. For detailed information on the program, applications
or how to enroll, contact Officer Caldwell at 972-412-6242
or by email