Citizen Police Academy


The DeSoto Citizen Police Academy is a comprehensive course designed to provide those who live or work in the City of DeSoto a working knowledge of the Police Department.

Next Class TBA.

Course Objectives

The objective of the program is to provide citizens with information to eliminate misconceptions concerning the DeSoto Police Department, its policies and procedures, and the criminal justice system in general. Citizens are given the opportunity to experience hands-on learning, see information not available to the general public, tour the police station and jail facilities, and to ask questions and express concerns.
This two-way communication has proven to be an effective way to accomplish the goal of improving rapport between the police and the citizens of DeSoto.

This class is a prerequisite to joining two of our other volunteer programs, the DeSoto Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and the C.O.P. (Citizens On Patrol).

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply to participate in our next Citizens Police Academy class, please call 469-658-3000. Or obtain an application at the DeSoto Action Center (211 E. Pleasant Run Road) or at the DeSoto Police Department (714 E. Beltline Road).

Completed applications can be submitted at the DeSoto Action Center or the DeSoto Police Department. Deadline to submit your application is Date TBD.

We look forward to seeing you!