The Arlington Police Department (APD) established the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) in
1987. It was the third such organization in the United States and the second in Texas. The
purpose of the Academy is to promote better understanding and communication between
APD and the citizens of Arlington. After the second class graduated from the Academy, the
Alumni was organized to support the police department and it continues today.
For more information about the topics in the CPA curriculum presented by APD officers, put
the link below in your browser or call the Crime Prevention Unit of the APD at 817-459-5725.
I’ve been with the department 10 years and have served in numerous positions including SWAT
Assistant Team Leader, SRT Squad Leader, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and currently the
evening shift supervisor over the Tactical Intelligence Unit. I earned my undergraduate degree from
Howard Payne University and my graduate degree from Sul Ross State University. I am also a TCOLE
certified Firearms Instructor. I was raised in Uvalde, Texas.
Arlington Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association