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Community Police Academy - Understanding Through Education

Applications for CPA are Open! Apply Today! 

The Community Police Academy is a fourteen-week program designed to give class participants a working knowledge of the Austin Police Department. The CPA is a unique opportunity for participants to learn more about law enforcement, while fostering relationships between police officers and the community members they serve. 

As of May 2024, the CPA has graduated 2,786 community members from 103 classes.

Class 104, Fall 2024

The upcoming Fall 2024 class will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings.

Class Schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 3, through Tuesday, December 10, 2024, from 5:30- 9:30 p.m. 
  • There will be class Monday, October 30, 2024, due to National Night Out on Tuesday, November 1, 2024. 
  • There will not be class Tuesday, November 26, 2024 (Thanksgiving week). 
  • Class Graduation is Friday, December 13, 2024, from 6-7:30 p.m.

► Learn more about and apply to the APD Community Police Academy here

The deadline to enroll for Class 104 is Sunday, June 30, 2024. This class has 50 spots available and is first come, first served. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. The application will be closed once the class is filled.

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