Community Outreach

National Night Out 2021 will be October 5, 2021!

Celina Police officers will be visiting neighborhood block parties during the annual National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Oct. 5th.

Help the Celina Police Department promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The event is a great way to get to know your neighbors and send a message to would-be criminals that your neighborhood is well-organized and protected. Various neighborhoods will be hosting a neighborhood block party for National Night Out. To find out if your neighborhood has an event planned or to register your event, contact Officer Chase Guidera cguidera@celina-tx.gov.

Feel free to join us in Downtown Celina's block party on the square!

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The Celina Police Department, with the help of Celina ISD, are asking for your help in this year’s Blue Santa Program by adopting children who are less fortunate. Please know that every child on this list lives in Celina and/or attends a Celina School. Therefore, if you are willing to make a positive difference in a child’s life this Christmas, please email Officer Chase Guidera at cguidera@celina-tx.gov, and let him know which child or family you want to adopt, along with your contact information. You can always adopt more than one child or family. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate in this heartfelt program.

Below is the current list of children and families in need this year. Some have already been adopted and are indicated. Children who have NOT been adopted are listed as 'NEED'. Every couple of days, we will update this list with who has been adopted. We currently do not have the needs and wants of every child on the list, but we hope to have that information soon. Please make adoptions even though the needs and wants of each child may not currently be known.


WHAT A GREAT COMMUNITY!

Our Blue Santa program along with the Celina community, has been able to get all 99 children adopted in less than a week!

We still would like to let generous citizens or companies be able to give. These families on the list may not get every need or want. If you still would like to help, the Celina Police Department will be accepting gift cards that we will distribute out to families that need it the most.

If you would like to donate gift cards to these families, please contact Officer Chase Guidera at cguidera@celina-tx.gov or drop off your gift cards in a sealed envelope with ‘BLUE SANTA’ written on the outside. Wal-Mart or Visa Gift Cards works best so that families can go out and buy the items they need.


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