2014 Fall Citizens Police Academy and National Night Out

Posted by Alora Wachholz on Jul 18, 2014
Tags: Community, Events, Public Safety, TCPD, Town News, Volunteer

Citizens Police Academy — Begins August 21st

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 Fall Citizen’s Police Academy, which starts on:

August 21 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, at the Fire Department Training Room (295 Trophy Club Drive).

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, August 15

Please fill out and submit an application by August 15, 2014 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.

National Night Out — Tuesday, October 7th

Calling all Trophy Club Residents: Take a proactive approach to crime prevention in the community by organizing block parties on Tuesday, October 7 for National Night Out (NNO).

National Night Out is an event that brings neighbors together to get to know one another, share information and swap ideas about how to prevent crimes from happening in the community. Neighborhoods can plan a block party for the street and Trophy Club police and fire personnel will come to your block party to answer questions, provide information and just mingle with residents. National Night Out is a social event geared towards taking a stand against crime; so cook out on the grill, set up some lawn chairs and gather as a neighborhood to let the bad guys know you are watching!

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Neighborhoods Throughout Trophy Club

Please contact Officer Scott Voigt at 682-831-4651 or svoigt@trophyclub.org to let us know where and what time your party is scheduled and we will make sure to stop by for a visit.

Set Up a Neighborhood Watch Program

Setting up a neighborhood watch is simple and does not require a huge amount of effort or time; the program can be as basic or robust as you like. To start a neighborhood watch program, one resident needs to serve as a temporary block captain to determine how much support can be generated in the neighborhood for such a program.  Participation from at least one-third of the homes in the neighborhood is needed for starting a neighborhood watch program. 

Please contact Officer Scott Voigt at 682-831-4651 or svoigt@trophyclub.org to set up a time for the initial meeting. This meeting will kick off the neighborhood watch and familiarize everyone with the benefits of a neighborhood watch program. The minimum requirements are at least two meetings a year, including National Night Out; however, you are by no means limited to just two meetings.  More meetings and additional training are always available.

If you have questions about setting up a neighborhood watch program, please contact Officer Voigt.