Citizens Police Academy Begins March 12th - Now Accepting Applications

Posted by April Reiling on Jan 08, 2015
Tags: Community, Denton County, Public Safety, Volunteer, Town News, TCPD

Join the Trophy Club Police Department (TCPD) as a member of the 2015 Spring Citizens Police Academy, which starts on:

Thursday, March 12 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. in the Public Services Conference Room (100 Municipal Drive). One class will be held on a Wednesday evening, when the academy takes a field trip to the Denton County Sheriff’s Office. There will also a Saturday class held at a local gun range (a new component to the academy!).

New to the Academy — Weapons Training
TCPD has added a new firearms class to the syllabus, which includes an overview of the weapons used by officers, safe handling of weapons and the psychology behind the use of weapons. A live fire demonstration will be provided at a local gun range to allow students hands on experience with different weapons systems. This class will be four — six hours.

Please fill out and submit an application by March 2, 2015. 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.

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 Trophy Club Emergency Volunteer Association (TCEVA), 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).

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. We hope you decide to attend the academy and become a member of the Trophy Club emergency services volunteer community!