Spring 2014 Citizens Police Academy Begins March 27

Posted by Alora Wachholz on Jan 22, 2014
Tags: Community, Public Safety, TCPD, Town News, Volunteer

Interested in learning about the “real” world of Law Enforcement and policing Trophy Club style?  Join the Trophy Club Police Department (TCPD) as a member of the 2014 Spring Citizen’s Police Academy, which starts on:

March 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Classes run for 11 weeks and are every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., or until the last question is asked - whichever is later. (The last class will be held on Wednesday, June 4th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Denton County Sheriff's Department.)

The Citizens Police Academy covers many aspects of policing, including laws, crime scene investigation, police operations, crime analysis and how TCPD handles a case. Learn what Community Policing is all about and how Trophy Club's style is different from other towns. Once training is complete, participants will be certified to join the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni, a volunteer organization that helps the Police Department with different activities. If interested, further training is available to become a member of Citizens on Patrol (COP) group, as well as the Citizen’s Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Application Deadline: Friday, March 21

Please fill out and submit an application by March 21st at 5:00 p.m. Applications can be filled out online and emailed to svoigt@trophyclub.org, printed and delivered, or picked up at the Police building located at 100 Municipal Drive. For questions, please call Officer Scott Voigt at 682-831-4651.

Once an application is submitted, a complete background check is required for all interested individuals. Requirements to sign up are as follows:

  • must be at least 18 years of age,
  • a resident of Trophy Club or work in Trophy Club
  • and never have been convicted of a class B misdemeanor or greater.

After the 11-week course there will be a graduation ceremony and participants will be briefed regarding how to remain involved with the police department.