The Hurst Police Department sponsors the Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) with the goal of educating the citizens of Hurst on the “Hows and Whys” of the Hurst Police Department and its operations.
This is accomplished through a series of lectures and hands-on activities on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for ten weeks.
The CPA classes are held at the Criminal Justice Center, located at 825 Thousand Oaks. The next Citizens Police Academy is scheduled to start August 12, 2021.
There is no cost to attend the CPA.
Graduates of the Hurst Citizen Police Academy are NOT trained to be police officers or vigilantes. The purpose of the CPA is to educate attendees so they can make informed judgments about the police department as they become ambassadors of good will to the community.
Each applicant must be at least 21 years of age, live or work in the city of Hurst, and successfully pass a back ground investigation. To successfully graduate, each participant is required to attend at least 8 of the 10 sessions.
Applications must be turned in no later than Monday, August 2, 2021.