Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy is an eight week course held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm till 9:00 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.

Next CPA Class begins on August 2, 2018. Click here for the CPA Application.

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
    • 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.
    • All classes will be held at the Bob Bolen Safety Complex located at 505 W. Felix St, Fort Worth, Texas 76115.
    • Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00pm to 9:00 PM
    • Class size will be limited to 30 students per course.

    CPAA Coordinator

    Officer Johnny Barron - (817)925-3304,

    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 Boblen Safety Complex once a month.

    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

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