Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy is an eight week course held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm till 10:00 PM and covers an array of subjects, including the training of a Fort Worth Officer. This informative program will allow citizens the opportunity to learn more about specific areas of the Police Department.

Preliminary Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must not have any misdemeanor above a class C or Felonies
  • Must have a form of government identification
  • Must pass a background check

Application process
Applicants are encouraged to submit application two weeks prior to start of the next available
academy class to ensure class seat.

  • Must meet preliminary qualifications
  • Complete Application process online or print out application and scan to johnny.barron@fortworthtexas.gov
  • Applicant will be contacted regarding their application status via email or number provided on application.
  • Qualified applicants will be given the next available seat based on capacity.

Location of course

  • All classes will be held at the Bob Bolen Safety Complex located at 511 W Felix St, Fort Worth, Texas 76115.
  • Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00pm to 10:00 PM
  • Class size will be limited to 30 students per course.

Citizens Police Academy Alumni
Upon completion of the course, the student will have the opportunity to become an active CPA Alumni and attend monthly meetings to cover additional training in related topics. Meetings are held at the Bob Bohlen Safety Complex once a month.

CPAA Board members

Citizens Police Academy (Spanish)
CPA Spanish course is the same course given in English and allows for applicants wishing to attend and participate in the program sponsored by the Fort Worth Police Department.  It is an eight week course and given once a year to interested candidates.  Please contact Officer Daniel Segura at 817-925-5360 or via email at Daniel.segura@fortworthtexas.gov

Did You Know?


The Fort Worth Police Department has achieved "Recognized" status from the Texas Police Chief's Association Recognition Program. The practices cover various aspects of law enforcement: use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations.

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