RULES OF CONDUCT
We know you will enjoy the informative sessions, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and the ride-along. In order to efficiently cover the multitude of topics in this program, the information is presented in a fast-paced, yet comprehensive format. Students are not cadets and will not at any time identify themselves as an employee of the City of El Paso, or as a peace officer trainee.
- DRESS CODE: Comfortable and casual attire is encouraged; however, cutoffs, tank tops, or similar attire are not permitted. T-shirts with objectionable slogans or graphics are prohibited.
- ATTENDANCE: You are expected to attend all sessions. The class coordinator has the discretion to approve absences in advance. We understand that emergencies do occur. If you are unable to attend a session, please call. Last minute absences can be reported the following day/class.
- TARDINESS: Out of courtesy to the instructor(s) and your fellow students, please arrive on time.
- VISITORS: Due to the confidential material, under-cover agents, and officer safety, the citizen police academy is closed to all but students and alumni only, unless authorized.
- BREAKS: Your breaks are scheduled frequently. Please take care of personal matters during the breaks and refrain from leaving the room during the sessions.
- WEAPONS: Weapons of any kind are prohibited (except those carried by licensed law enforcement officers). Any student, who is opposed to actively participating in any hands-on exercise, will not be required to do so.
- TOBACCO PRODUCTS: No smoking or other tobacco use is permitted in the buildings. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas outside the buildings.
- STUDENT CONDUCT: All students are expected to behave in a professional manner. Negative or disruptive behavior, which impedes the learning environment, will not be tolerated.
- CELLULAR PHONES/PAGERS: Please turn your cellular phones and pagers off, or set them to silent/vibrate mode.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: All students MUST sign a waiver of liability before participating in the ride-along program.
The Citizen Police Academies are not intended to serve as an accredited law enforcement course, but merely to provide insight into and a general overview of the internal workings of the El Paso Police Department.
The goal of the EPCPA is to educate attendees about the structure and activities of their police department. The EPCPA is not a “training” class, but is an exciting “information” class, a behind-the–scenes look at the El Paso Police Department. It operates on the premise that a well-informed and educated population will be more supportive of police officers, the police department, and their own community