Citizen's Police Academy

CPA Overview

The Citizen's Police Academy was formed in West Columbia in 2013. It gives residents an opportunity to see how and why the Police Department operates as it does. Classes will begin soon and the Police Department is now accepting applications.

Applicants at least 21 years of age, and pass a background check.

View and download the application (PDF).

Students will receive instruction on:

  • Traffic law
  • Texas penal code
  • Juvenile laws
  • Accident Investigation
  • Use of force
  • Patrol operations
  • Criminal investigations
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Firearm safety
  • Child abuse
  • Family Violence
  • And many more