Citizens Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy; September 7 - October 26; Apply Today!

Robinson Citizens Police Academy 

September 7,2023 - October 26, 2023
Apply here or fill out a paper application in person at the Robinson Police Department.


The Robinson Citizens Police Academy is an example of the Robinson Police Departments commitment to be involved with the community. The program provides insight into the mission, goals, objectives, and operations of the Police Department. It is designed for residents of the City of Robinson. Participants and law enforcement are encouraged to share their ideas and experiences during the program to build, enhance, and develop their partnerships.

The objective of this program is to foster better communication between citizens and police through education. The Academy will create a nucleus of well-informed citizens who possess greater insight into police practices and services. Graduates of the Academy can share their knowledge and experiences within the community as the opportunity arises.

The RCPA is a unique learning experience designed to give citizens a better understanding of the mission and operations of their police department. The 8-week course consists of meeting each Thursday for two hours.

Example of Academy Schedule

Week 1:
Discuss the schedule and graduation requirements, Structure of the Department, Community Policing/Crime Prevention Program, and Tour of the Department.

Week 2:
Patrol and Procedures

Week 3:
Traffic Enforcement and Mock Traffic Stops

Week 4:
Defensive Tactics and Use of Forse/TASER

Week 5:
Civilian Response and Firearms

Week 6:
CID (Crimes Against Persons/Crimes Against Property)

Week 7:
K9/Animal Control

Week 8:
Graduation Ceremony

Classes are comprehensive covering different areas of police work weekly. Police Officers, their supervisors, and civilian professionals will present the classes. Ride-alongs are not required but preferred.