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 Erick Mitchell. To enroll, fill out the application (PDF) and submit it in person at 4401 Rowlett Road, Rowlett, Texas 75088. Upon receipt, a criminal history is run by Officer Mitchell and the applicant is notified by email or phone when they are approved. For detailed information on the program, applications (PDF) or how to enroll, contact Officer Mitchell at 972-412-6242 or by email at email@example.com