Police Department


Police Department - Alumni Association

2011 Board of Directors

Current CPAAA Board members

Top Row L-R: (Past President) James Bassett, Clarence Steinfeld, Albert Green
Middle Row L-R: (Vice President) Ron Upchurch, (Treasurer) Mark Smith, Clyde Averitt
Bottom Row L-R: (Secretary) Wanda Aguilar, (President)Bob Cothern, Corina Smith

The Brenham Police Academy Alumni Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Brenham by supporting the Police Department. The CPAAA assists the department and its officers through volunteerism and community activities. The organization was formed in April 1992 and serves as an educational outreach program to the community. Through the CPAAA, citizens can gain a better understanding of what the police department can do and what it can not do in terms of enforcing local, state and federal laws. The CPAAA participates in local community events, fund-raising for the department and general support of the Citizens Police Academy program offered through the department.

To learn more about the Citizens Police Academy, contact Cpl. Chris Jackson at 979-337-7337.

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The members of the CPAAA are proud to support the youth of this community, especially those who have chosen to go into the law enforcement field. To assist in that goal, the Marsha Ellis Ullrich Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating high school senior.

Previous scholarships winners include:

2015 - Kaitlyn Doyle
2014 - Morgan Stickley
2013 - N/A
2012 - Kayla Evans
2011 - Brook Hutson
2010 -
2009 - Will Kelley
2008 - Quinton Smith
2007 - Josh Vandever
2006 - Michael Bates
2005 - Heather Wiesepape
2003 - Shamara Kallie
2002 - Fay Janes
2001 - Darrel Allphin

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The Brenham Police Academy Alumni Association supports the community and the Brenham Police Department by participating in the following organizations and events:

Citizen's Police Academy

The Brenham Citizen's Police Academy is a multi-faceted educational program that allows interested residents to interact with Brenham Police Department officers. The program is designed to introduce community members to the policy and procedures of the department, and to law enforcement in general.

The 12-week class encompasses lectures, tours, demonstrations and "hands on " experiences to increase awareness and understanding on how everyone is a partner in the fight against crime.

Citizens on Patrol

An outgrowth of the CPA program, the Citizens on Patrol (COPS) program is designed to use graduates of the program as the "eyes and ears" of the Brenham Police Department. Graduates draw on their experiences as a member of the academy and are a tremendous community resource. The objective of the COPS program is to utilize volunteers in certain aspects of community policing that combat criminal behavior and assist Brenham officers. Participants patrol neighborhood streets and parks and become an extension of the department, which allows officers to focus on major crime concerns. As of January 2014, COP volunteers have donated over 11,000 hours to the community and the department.

National Night Out

National Night Out is the nation's largest annual crime and drug prevention event, held across the country the first Tuesday of August. However, in 2008, the State of Texas moved National Night Out to October in an attempt to avoid the summer heat.

The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs. It is also aimed at strengthening neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. It sends a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

In Brenham, the event involves citizens, area law enforcement agencies, emergency response agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials. Along with traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, city residents celebrate National Night Out with block parties, cookouts, visits from police and fire, flashlight walks and contests for youth.

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January
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
COP Annual Banquet
Uptown Swirl
Guns & Hoses Blood Drive
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control

February
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
Valentine Day Flower Delivery
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control

March
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
BFD Annual Fish Fry
Scott & White Senior Day
Spring Break Tourist Parking @ Blue Bell Creameries
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control

April
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
NTL Telecommunicators Week
Blue Bell Fun Run
Anchor Club Bike Rodeo
City Easter Egg Hunt
Washington County Little League Fundraiser
Guns & Hoses Blood Drive
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control

May
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
NTL Police Week
CPAAA Annual Bake Sale Fundraiser
Maifest Parade
Local History Day
St. Mary's 100 Days of Summer
WCPOA Golf Tournament
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run
BHS Scholarship Award Presentation
Blinn Scholarship Award Presentation
BHS Project Graduation
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control

June
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
Juneteenth Parade
CPAAA/BPD Annual Picnic
Tourist Parking @ Blue Bell Creameries

July
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
Hot Nights Cool Tunes
Tourist Parking @ Blue Bell Creameries

August
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
Camp Periwinkle Escort
Scott & White Kids Day
Firemans Fiesta
BHS Band March Escort
Guns & Hoses Blood Drive
Tourist Parking @ Blue Bell Creameries

September
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
BHS Football Parking
BHS Homecoming Parade
Blinn Football Parking
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control
Washington County Fair Parade
Washington County Fair Traffic Control

October
CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
NTL Night Out
Adam's Angels 5k Dash – Traffic Control
Demolition Derby Parking
Halloween Candy Drive-Thru
Kid Fish Fingerprint Assignment
BHS Football Parking
Blinn Football Parking
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control

November

CPAAA meeting (2nd Monday of each month)
CPAAA Annual Drive-Thru Fundraiser
CPAAA/COP Christmas Float Construction
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control

December
Christmas Parade
CPAAA Christmas Party
Lake Loons Toy Run Escort
BSSLC Christmas Party Gift Give-Away
Brenham Elementary School Traffic Control

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An outgrowth of the Citizens' Police Academy (CPA), the Citizens on Patrol (COP) program allows individuals who have completed the CPA program to patrol neighborhoods and parks in marked COP units. They serve as an extension of the eyes and ears of the police department. COP units are equipped with a two-way radio and are always in contact with Central Communications. The COP volunteers do not enforce the law, but do notify dispatch and police officers when violations of the law are observed. Additional duties include traffic control at the request of officers and at special events. For more information on the COP program, contact Cpl. Chris Jackson at 979-337-7324 or cjackson@cityofbrenham.org.

 

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