Citizen Police Academy
The City of Hutto Police Department offers a great informational program for citizen education and involvement. The program is designed to educate Hutto citizens about the structure and activities of their police department. The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is not a "training" class, but an exciting "information" class and a behind-the-scenes look at the Hutto Police Department. The CPA program operates on the premise that informed and educated citizens will be more supportive of police officers and the department and will be more productive within their own neighborhoods and communities.
Citizen Police Academy Classes
The CPA class meets every other Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Topics covered in the CPA class include overviews of the Hutto Police Department's organization and structure, information on cadet recruiting and training, introductions to the various divisions of the Hutto Police Department (such as Criminal Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation and Patrol), plus hands on activities. CPA class members are also given an opportunity to observe police patrol through a ride along and a shoot at the gun range!
Upon graduation from the CPA class, members are eligible to become a part of the police department through the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. The association is a group of graduates that joined together to provide support to the Police Department and the citizens of Hutto through numerous support and volunteer opportunities. If you have questions or would like more information on joining the association please contact HCPAAA Liaison Edna Vela at 512-759-5982.
To become a participant, print the Citizen Police Academy Application (PDF) and return it to the Hutto Police Department. Applicants must be 18 years of age, live or work in the city of Hutto and pass a required background check.
Advanced Citizen Police Academy
After completing the Hutto Citizen Police Academy, you become eligible for the Advanced Citizen Police Academy. Participants may not enroll in the Advanced class until they have successfully completed the basic class.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Officer Robert Cantu.