"The CPA class gives you a unique view of how APD functions. It demonstrates that what you think you know, you don't and what you don't know can be harmful. I would recommend that every elected official and everyone who considers themselves a friend or enemy of the police, go through this training. It will change your perspective." ~ B.C.
"If you're interested in helping Austin become even better than it already is then you should consider attending this class. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with representatives from key APD departments who deliver first-hand perspectives regarding their roles, responsibilities, experiences, etc. Furthermore, the presenters welcome your questions and invite you to share your concerns and suggestions. Finally, completion of this class provides a gateway to participating in volunteer opportunities that support APD and the community." ~ B.B.
"I graduated from the 81st class in 2014, and I loved the class! The APD Citizen Police Academy presents interesting, exciting and fun topics and classroom exercises that give citizens a chance to experience some of the scenarios that law enforcement faces daily. Taking this class could benefit you and your neighborhood by increasing your knowledge of criminal activities, and by observing how the Austin Police Department tackles crime. I also found that the class was a great way to meet new people from diverse backgrounds and to share ideas regarding community safety. In short, the class was awesome!" ~ J.A.P.
"The Austin Citizen Police Academy classes more than exceeded my expectations. Anyone that has ever questioned the practices and procedures of the Austin Police Department, this class is a must!" ~ GAL
"If you are over 70, like me, the ride out will likely drain the rest of your adrenalin; but it will also open your eyes and warm your heart regarding the job these folks do for all of us." ~