Citizens Police Academy

Paris Police Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy program was started to educate our citizens about the inner workings of the police department. It was also viewed as an opportunity for our citizens to provide feedback about what they saw a need for in the manner of police services in the community.

Topics covered in the class include Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Communications, 9-1-1 Service, Narcotics, SWAT, Training, Animal Shelter Operations and Constitutional Law.

Graduates of the First Ever Paris Citizens Police Academy

Graduates of the First Ever Paris Citizens Police Academy

We are preparing for a class in 2022.  Once determined, the classes will be held every Tuesday for seven weeks at the police department in the Emergency Operations Center.  Classes begin at 5:45 PM and are usually finished by 9:00 PM.  There is also one Saturday class where students are taken to the firing range for demonstrations.

If you have questions regarding the CPA, contact Officer Curtis Garrett at 903-737-4111, or you can e-mail Officer Garrett by clicking here. The attached application for the CPA is out of date; however you may view it as an example by clicking here to download.