Citizen Police Academy


The LaVergne Police Department believes good citizen-police interactions and cooperation are necessary for an exceptional quality of life in the community. The way to achieve this goal is through an exchange of ideas and education.

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) at the La Vergne Police Department is an excellent way to achieve this end. Across the country, this idea has been met with enthusiasm. Once a week for 12 weeks, the Citizen Police Academy meets from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the station’s training room behind City Hall.

CPA Information

The CPA will include detailed information on such topics as uniformed patrol, special operations, criminal investigations, youth and criminal law, and many other interesting areas. Based on recommendations from citizens and previous CPA classes, ride-alongs with uniformed patrol officers will be a part of the activities.

A combination of lecture and interactive formats will be used, so that this school will be informative, interesting and fun. Attendance is important for your success in the class. Each class is limited to 20 participants.

Attendant Qualifications

  1. Minimum Age of 18
  2. Live or Work in the City of La Vergne
  3. No Prior Felony Offenses
  4. No Serious Misdemeanor Offenses

Related Documents

A criminal background investigation is performed concerning all applications to assure that all participants have not been convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor crimes. A strong alumni association has been developed from members of previous CPA classes and several other cities and it is hoped that members of the alumni association will assist with various La Vergne Police Department related projects in the future.

Getting Involved

If you would like to be a part of this cooperative effort between the police department and community, please call 615-287-8618, email Community Liaison Sergeant Robertson, or stop by the La Vergne Police Department any time and pick up an application.


The CPA has been historically active with many events, including:
  • DARE Car Show
  • National Night Out
  • Old Timers Festival