Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police AcademyHave you ever wondered how a Bonham Police Officer is trained?

Join the Citizen Police Academy to learn more about your Bonham Police Department and its officers. This ongoing program is offered at no cost to qualified individuals. Information is provided as a public service to acquaint you with the Bonham Police Department. The classes are taught by Bonham police officers who provide an accelerated overview of the various operations within the Bonham Police Department.

Topics covered will include organizational structure, patrol operations, criminal investigations, Special Response Team, K-9 Unit, narcotics investigations, State Law, policy and use of force. Attendees will get hands-on experience working a mock crime scene and making use of force decisions during scenario training. 

Our main goal is to increase understanding of police work and to develop effective police/community partnerships. 

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a 9-week program on Thursdays from 6 to 9 pm. Meetings will be held at the Bonham Municipal Courtroom (301 E 5th Street) in the Meeting Room. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Bonham. Attendees are required to pass a background check and have no criminal history (other than class "C" traffic offenses). You must sign the waiver of liability and make the commitment to attend the entire academy to graduate.


To apply, download the Application (PDF) and Waiver of Liability (PDF). Please return completed application and waiver of liability to Lt. Lisa Hughes at: 
Bonham Police Department
301 E 5th Street
Bonham, TX 75418 

You can also fax them to 903-640-4108. Please include a copy of your Texas driver's license or identification card.

If you have questions, please contact Lt. Lisa Hughes at 903-583-2141.