Citizen Police Academy (CPA)

The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a Community Relationship program that will help bridge the gap and strengthen the relationship between the Celina Police Department and the Citizens they serve.  During this 10-week course, participants learn about topics ranging from criminal law and patrol tactics to Criminal Investigations. The group may also take a field trip to the Collin County Detention Center. This Academy will help prepare the participants in becoming Ambassadors of the Celina Police Department within their communities.

Applicants must be a Citizen of Celina, City or County, and a minimum age of 18. Enrollment is limited to 30 applicants. Please know that this is our first Academy and those applicants who make it in will be paving the way for future Academies. 

After graduating from the Citizen Police Academy, Alumni become eligible to train for two additional volunteer groups: Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) and Citizens on Patrol (COPs).

This is a free Course. The Projected start date is Thursday, February 4th, 2021, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and every preceding Thursday after that, ending on April 15th, 2021. The training will be held at the Council Chambers (112 N. Colorado ST.), next door to the Celina Police Department.The following are sample classes.


  • Department Overview                                                                
    • Servant Leadership
    • I.A Investigation
    •  Hiring / Promotion
  •  Legal / Law Class                                                                            
  •  Community Policing                                                               
    •  Police Image
    •  Police Officer Personality
  • Patrol Operations                                                                       
  • DWI/Crash/Traffic                                                                          
  • Jail Tour / Spring Break                                                            
  •  CRASE                                                                                       
  •  Narcotics                                                                                          
  •  Crime Scene / CID
  •  SRT                                                                                                      
  •  Scenarios                                                                                          
  •  Simulation                                                                                       


If you have any questions or comments please email Officer Chase Guidera at

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