Citizens Police Academy

Program Goal

The slogan of the Citizens Police Academy is "Understanding through Education." This program is designed to provide the citizens of North Richland Hills with first-hand information about their Police Department. Throughout the academy, participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss topics with department personnel. Our intent is to acquaint citizens with law enforcement's role in the criminal justice system and provide an increased understanding of the tasks police officers face in their daily work.

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Applications for the Spring 2024 CPA Class are closed. If you are interested in participating in a future Citizens Police Academy, please check back later this year for information on our Fall 2024 CPA Class.  


To participate in the Citizens Police Academy you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live or work in the City of North Richland Hills
  • Must not miss more than 10% of the program
  • Pass a background check


The North Richland Hills Police Department offers two Citizens Police Academy classes per year. The Spring 2024 CPA will be held on Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., starting Feb. 8 and continuing through May 9, 2024. Space is limited. You will receive an email notifying you of your acceptance prior to the beginning of the classes.  Contact Community Services at 817-427-7021 with any questions.