new badge Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)





Re: TAPD is Taking Applications for the Upcoming Citizens Police Academy


The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is proud to announce the upcoming 2nd annual Citizen Police Academy starting January 24th, 2017.

The Citizen Police Academy is an eight-week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department. Each session consists of weekly classes that will meet at the Texarkana Arkansas Police Headquarters. The instruction is comprehensive; each week different units within the department are covered.

Class B is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the TAPD Training Room, located in the Bi-State Justice Building, at 100 North State Line Avenue.

Evening classes are from 5:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Graduation is Tuesday, March 21st 2017.

Some of the curriculum topics will include;

Meet the Chief


Emergency Communications

Response to Resistance

Crisis Intervention

Critical Incidents


Organize Crime Division

Human Trafficking






Cold Case

Highway Enforcement/DWI

The goal is to educate the public about the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers.

We hope the graduates of the Citizen Police Academy become more aware and better informed about how the Police Department operates, and will encourage friends, coworkers and families to join the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in this rewarding program.

Anyone who is an Arkansas resident, business owner, or works in Arkansas can attend. This first class was a huge success! Apply today! Not only will you receive a fantastic experience you will become part of the TAPD family.

Deadline to apply is Friday, January 6th, 2017. Applications are available at the Texarkana Arkansas Police Administration Office or the Central Records and Communications window, both located on the 3rd floor of the Bi-State Justice Center. Or you can call CPL Kristi Bennett @ 903-798-3187 or Kelly O'Neill @ 903-798-3067 to have an application emailed to you. Check out more information below!

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.

Contact Information
Lieutenant Todd Harness
Public Information Supervisor

903-798-3153 (office) )
903-798-3023 (fax)


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