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 Garza-Chavez CNC Northwest CNC
1601 N. Bicentenial Blvd. 2901 W. Olga Ave. 2800 W. Oxford

or download and print below.

Application/Participation Fee: $0