Citizen Police Academy

Educating Princeton's Citizens

The Princeton Police Department sponsors the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) with the goal of educating the residents of Princeton on the operations of the department. This is accomplished through a series of lectures and hands-on activities on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 10 pm for 12 weeks.

The CPA is led by the Professional Services Unit, with all lectures and activities taught by Police Officers whose current assignments are directly involved in the policing activities covered in their segment of the academy. The CPA is conducted at the Princeton Police Department located at 2000 E. Princeton Drive. The equipment used during the CPA is the same equipment used to train Police Officers.

Who Can Attend

Citizens who reside or work in the City of Princeton who:

  1. Are over 18 years of age and out of high school
  2. Possess a valid Texas driver's license
  3. Successfully complete a background investigation


  • K-9 Policing
  • Narcotics Enforcement
  • Neighborhood Policing
  • Recruiting, Ethics, and Training
  • Tactical Situation Response
  • Traffic and Patrol
  • 9-1-1 Operations
  • Burglary Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crimes Against Persons Investigation
  • Firearm Safety
  • Internal Affairs


Enrollment into the Princeton Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy is held twice each year: spring and fall. The online application for our fall classes, beginning on August 25, 2022 through November 17, 2022, will be open from July 1, 2022 through July 31, 2022.  Classes will be held each Thursday evening from 7pm to 10pm at the Princeton Police Department located at 2000 E. Princeton Drive. 

Citizen Police Academy Application

Additional Information

For more information, email Sergeant Doyle Flatt or call 972-736-3901.