The first Pearland Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class took place in the spring of 1995 and was an immediate success.
After 25 years of the CPA program, there are over 1,000 CPA graduates and more than 300 PCPAAA members.
Through fundraisers such as The Pear Run, gun raffles and more, the PCPAAA has made numerous contributions to the Pearland Police Department. Donations by the PCPAAA have included:
- Shotguns for the honor guard
- Cameras for patrol officers
- Riding lawn mower
- 20’ Trailer
- All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
- Eight bicycles for the Bike Patrol Unit
- Three K9 Unit dogs and associated training
- Contribution towards mobile command unit
- And much more!
PCPAAA members volunteer to support the police department in many ways. Volunteers have assisted with SWAT, mental health crisis intervention and other training activities. They also conduct disabled parking enforcement, help with traffic and crowd control at special events, and other events and activities as needed.
Alumni Association members are invited to attend Advanced CPA classes each year. In the past these topics have included Stop the Bleed, active shooter response, and more.