Keller Police Department taking applications for Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy program is a prerequisite for Keller residents interested in participating in the Keller Police Department's Volunteers in Police Services program. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Citizen's Police Academy program is a prerequisite for Keller residents interested in participating in the Keller Police Department's Volunteers in Police Services program. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Citizen's Police Academy program is a prerequisite for Keller residents interested in participating in the Keller Police Department's Volunteers in Police Services program. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Keller and the Keller Police Department are inviting citizens interested in learning more about the police department to register for the Citizen’s Police Academy.

Participation in the CPA is a prerequisite for those interested in joining Keller’s Volunteers in Police Services, or VIP, program, according to the city’s website. The VIP program allows participants to receive additional training, and assist and provide support for officers in the field to a larger degree.

Registration for the CPA program is open through 4 p.m. Jan. 24, according to the city’s website.

The program meets weekly on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 1 and lasts for 11 weeks at Keller Police Headquarters, located at 330 Rufe Snow Drive.

An application can be downloaded at www.cityofkeller.com or retrieved from police headquarters.


Interested applicants need to be at least 21 years old, live within the city limits of Keller or Westlake, and must not have any felony arrests on their record, in addition to other requirements. Those with more questions are encouraged to contact officer Michael Fejes at 817-743-4533 or via email at [email protected]
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.