Applications open for Tomball CPA


Participants in the 2013 Annual Citizens Police Academy, presented by the Tomball Police Department, examine a crime scene as part of an exercise.

The Tomball Police Department (TPD) will be hosting its 12th Annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA) beginning September 2, 2014.  Community members 18 years of age or older who live, work, shop or attend school in the city of Tomball are invited to submit their application.

The CPA was established to build on the relationship between the citizens of Tomball and the TPD by increasing participants’ awareness of the safety issues that threaten both citizens and officers. It is the belief of the TPD that sharing knowledge of police practices, policies and procedures serves as a critical component in building meaningful relationships between officers and those they are sworn “to protect and to serve.”  This is the very first step required to be-come a member of the TPD Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) Organization.

The CPA consists of eight classroom sessions covering important subjects such as patrol tactics, investigations procedures, search and seizure, DWI enforcement, accident investigations, dispatch operations, and traumas in law enforcement. The 2014 class will run weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm until 9 pm beginning September 2 and culminate with a graduation ceremony on October 27. There will be no charge for participation.

Applications may be downloaded online at on the Citizens Police Academy page at or obtained at the Tomball Police De-partment Records Divi-sion during weekday office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications may be  notarized at the TPD for free during those hours. Class size is limited to allow maximum time for each participant during the sessions.

For more information, contact Sergeant Rebec-ca Carlisle at 281-290-1312 or

Completed applications must be returned to the TPD no later than 5 p.m. on August 8, 2014.