Graduates of the Citizen Police Academy are invited to join the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, Inc. The association is designed to be a continuation of the ten week Citizen Police Academy. The partnership forged during the Citizen Police academy between community members and the police continues as officers provide additional police related training, schedule guest speakers and provide a number of activities to further the involvement of the members with the DPD. Of special interest are the Partners In protection Program and the Neighborhood Traffic Watch Program. Alumni members receive training that permit them to assist officers during city events, patrol the city in a specially marked “citizen patrol” car, or use speed detection equipment to conduct speed surveys in neighborhoods where speeding complaints are received. Attending community events, sponsoring fund raisers, and acting as ambassadors for the department, members promote a safer community by involvement with community service projects, and by assisting in the education of citizens living and working in DeLand about law enforcement and crime prevention.
Mission Statement: We are dedicated to work in partnership with our citizens to improve the quality of life for all.