May 21, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The most common questions prospective Citizen Police Academy Alumni of Aurora members might have.

What is the Citizen Police Academy Alumni of Aurora?

The Citizen Police Academy Alumni of Aurora (CPAAA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization consisting of individuals who have graduated from the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) after completing the ten week course. Upon graduation, graduates are invited to join the Alumni. We currently have over 175 members!

What are the benefits of membership?

Members have the opportunity for continued education in the field of law enforcement and have an interactive association with the police department. We have monthly meetings, special events, presentations and volunteer opportunities. Members are eligible to join the Aurora Policemen Credit Union (APCU), a not-for-profit, member owned financial organization.

When are the monthly meetings?

The meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of every month starting at 7 pm in the Chief Kristen Ziman Community Center of the Aurora Police Headquarters located at 1200 E. Indian Trail. Meetings are only open to Current Alumni Members.

What is expected of an Alumni Member?

By joining the Alumni you will be expected to keep your membership in good standing by paying your annual dues. Members help raise funds for APD expenditures through some of our volunteer activities.

How much does it cost?

The initial cost to join is $50.00 this includes the price of your polo and ID, then each year thereafter the annual membership is $20.00.

What are the Volunteer Opportunities?

Volunteers assist with:

  • RiverEdge Park Events and Concerts
  • Parades in Downtown Aurora: July 4th, Winter Lights, etc.
  • Car Wash
  • Annual Toy Drive
  • Citizen Police Academy Classroom Practicals
  • APD Sponsored Events

How can Members keep up to date on meetings, events, and volunteer opportunities?

When you become an Alumni member, your email will be added to the CPAAA communications platform for notifications. You will receive a Monthly Newsletter and emails. If you are on Facebook, you will be invited to our private Facebook group upon joining.