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Round Rock Citizens Police Academy (Adults)
Information: The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a free 12-week program that gives community members a glimpse of the realities of life as a police officer at the Round Rock Police Department. The Citizens Police Academy is an example of the successes borne of the partnership between law enforcement and the community. The Round Rock Police Department offers the Citizens Police Academy for residents of all backgrounds and occupations as one of its many continued efforts to develop citizen awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement.

Round Rock Junior Police Academy: (Students 8 – 14 years old)
The Junior Police Academy (JPA) is a nationwide program with a 20-year history of emphasizing community responsibility among young citizens and public servants. During the summer months, the Round Rock Police Department hosts free, week-long camps to strengthen the connection between law enforcement and local youth by giving them a chance to see what it is like to be a police officer.
Modeled after the law enforcement police academy, the camp features physical training including an obstacle course, marching, and repelling. Students also view the inside of patrol and SWAT vehicles, K-9 units, and a police helicopter. The camp’s curriculum includes traffic safety, criminal investigations, alcohol and drug prevention/education, and self-defense. Campers also take local field trips.

Round Rock City Programs:

Round Rock University: (Adults)
About UniverCity
This 11 week program was designed to engage and educate residents on the operations of the City. Each City department hosts a presentation, tour, or breakout session each week and provides valuable information about day-to-day operations of the City and future projects.

What Our Participants Say
“From tours, to virtual reality, and on-site expeditions in the middle of the night with the police department, it was just amazing. You end up so inspired about what the city is doing now and in the future. It just makes you proud to be a member of the Round Rock community.” – Richard Parson, President of the Kensington Neighborhood Association

“What I discovered is the city puts a great deal of thought into what is new in community development and what the city needs to better improve the quality of life for residents. The more individuals understand the processes the city goes through and citizens become more aware of what things are done and services the city provides, the more info they can obtain and share with the public and have a better overall community as a result of it.” – Shirley Marquardt, who writes the Behren’s Ranch neighborhood newsletter and is President of Round Rock Preservation group
Application Requirements
• Applicants must not be currently holding or running for an elected office.
• Cannot be in civil or criminal litigation with the City or any of its officers or officials.
• Must live in the Round Rock city limits.

Sessions are held in the spring and fall. For questions about the program or how to apply, please email us at

Round Rock Teen UniverCity: (Students)
Round Rock Teen UniverCity is a program that gives juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience the inner workings of city government. The course aims for students to use their experience to learn how youth can have a voice in local government issues and explore future career opportunities in public service.
The program will run from Tuesday, June 20, through Friday, June 30. Each day, students will learn about different facets of city government by participating in presentations that include interactive tours of facilities and hands-on activities. The participants will visit departments such as the Police and Fire Departments, the Library, Finance and Parks and Recreation. Exciting experiences throughout the program include a tour and discussion of the future development of downtown Round Rock, an exercise with Human Resources to learn about interview best practices, and a tour of parks and sports facilities.
Throughout their department visits, participants will meet with various city officials and staff, learn strategies for improving the community, network and learn about career development.
The program will meet from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. each day and will include a catered lunch for each participant. The program is open to juniors and seniors who attend school in Round Rock ISD.

Round Rock Chamber Programs:
(Must be a Round Rock Chamber Member to Join)

Young Professionals
Round Rock Leadership
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Round Rock Board & Commissions

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