McAllen Police Department

Citizen Police Academy

The Citizens’ Police Academy is an annual program designed to provide citizens with a basic understanding of McAllen Police Department operations. The academy will be offered once a year and will consist of one evening class per week for a total of 10 weeks. For academy dates or general information please contact the Office of Community Affairs at (956) 681-2120.

Class Sessions Include

  • Police firearms orientation
  • Juvenile law and procedures
  • Patrol procedures
  • Police ride-along
  • Additional areas of police instruction and familiarization


Applications are available at
McAllen Police Department Los Encinos CNC Northwest CNC
1601 N. Bicentenial Blvd. 2901 W. Olga Ave. 2800 W. Oxford

or download and print below.

Application/Participation Fee: $0