Citizens Police Academy
The Citizen's Police Academy is currently accepting applications for the upcoming training. You may download the CPA Application For Enrollment, complete the form and mail it back in or you can pick up the application at the police department or building 900 at Great Plains Technology Center. Deadline for the application to be turned in is December 30th, 2016. The Citizens Police Academy is held yearly and starts in January. Our nest Academy will be January of 2017.
The LPD Citizens Police Academy is designed to give the public an overview of the Police Department. It is also designed to create a two-way communication between the citizens and officers. The CPA is a 12-week block of instruction held in an interactive classroom setting and the classes consist of one 3 hour session once a week. During the training, students will learn various departmental functions such as patrol, canine, traffic, crime scene investigations, narcotics, lakes, firearms and much more. Anyone that lives or works in the Lawton Community is welcome to attend, however you must be 18 years of age.
After completing the Citizen Police Academy, you will have the opportunity to join the Lawton Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) which is designed to promote a partnership of mutual support and respect between the citizens of Lawton and the Lawton Police Department through continuing education, communication and service.
CPAAA - WHO WE ARE
The Lawton Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is comprised of CPA graduates who are committed to the mission of the CPA and its focus on being a valuable partner with the Lawton Police Department by creating better police-community relations through awareness and training.
The goal is to get the Lawton-Fort Sill community to take a more active role in working with the police to combat crime in the city's neighborhoods and understand the challenges that our officers face on a daily basis.
CPAAA - WHAT WE DO
We offer volunteer support services to the Lawton Police Department which allows police officers to have a one-on-one working relationship with the citizens of Lawton. CPA members volunteer their services at police community events and also hold fundraisers during the year for items the police department needs, but the City of Lawton does not currently provide.
For more information on the Citizens Police Academy, please visit their site at http://www.lawtoncpaaa.org/.