Citizen Police Academy

Educating Princeton's Citizens

The Princeton Police Department sponsors the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) to educate the residents of Princeton on the department's operations. This is accomplished through a series of lectures and hands-on activities on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm for 13 weeks. Attendees are required to attend 10 out of 13 classes to be eligible to graduate.

The CPA is led by the Professional Standards Division, 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 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. 

Enrollment for the Spring 2024 Citizens Police Academy is closed.

Classes will be held each Thursday evening from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Princeton Police Department located at 2000 E. Princeton Drive. 

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