The HCSO’s Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is 13-week program designed to give Harris County residents a working knowledge of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, including police procedures and protocol. Residents meet once a week and learn many aspects of law enforcement, such as the Texas Penal Code, Patrol Procedures, Gang Awareness, Terrorism and many other topics. Residents will gain a better understanding of how police services are conducted in their communities and see “how and why” deputies make some of their decisions in the course of their duties.
Graduates of the CPA play a vital role in their community by improving communication between residents and law enforcement and by providing local input and support throughout the County.
The CPA is free and enrollment is open to qualified individuals. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and reside in Harris County. A thorough background check will be conducted on each applicant.
Residents interested in participating in the CPA must fill out and mail an application.
To download an application, please click here.
Mail the application to:
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
Crime Prevention Unit
9111 Eastex Freeway, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77093