SUPPORT THE LP POLICE DEPARTMENT
La Porte Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
This site summarizes many of our annual organizational activities. To check out upcoming volunteer opportunities or events, please visit our Facebook page or attend monthly meetings at the LPPD on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month. Meetings start at 6:30PM Anyone interested in volunteering or becoming a member of the LPCPAAA is welcome.
We hope you consider joining the LPCPAAA as there are many additional events and activities available for members. See you at next month's meeting!
Blue Santa 2016 Brings Joy to LP Children
The La Porte Blue Santa Program began in 2011 when the La Porte Police Department teamed up with City and Local Businesses and Volunteers of the La Porte Citizens Police Academy to distribute toy donation boxes around town. After the Neighborhood Center closed in 2014 the First Baptist Church of La Porte graciously stepped up to provide a location and volunteers to handle registration. Each year since, the program has been able to provide toys for between 400-800 children in La Porte and the surrounding areas.
Throughout the year LPCPAAA volunteers work hard providing services, arranging for donations and collection boxes until it is time to collect the toys. Wrapping sessions take place over the course of a week until Blue Santa arrives on scene to hear all the children's wishes while LPCPAAA Volunteers distribute toys. Nothing quite tops hearing and seeing all the twinkling eyes, huge smiles and hugs of appreciation by the children and their family members.
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE
Annually, Blue Santa Toy Donation Boxes are stationed all around town and through generous donations by the following businesses and their customers; the toys magically appear! On behalf of the recipient families and the City of La Porte, our sincere thanks to each and every individual and business that make this program possible each year!
King's BBQ (both locations) El Ranchero
LP Fitness Center City Hall
Wells Fargo LP Police Department (in the Lobby)
Brewingz Shell FCU
La Porte EMS - Spencer Hwy Baker 6th Grade
Animal Shelter La Porte Airport
La Porte Chiropractor Office (next to Ed Jones)
First Assembly of God Church (Across from LPHS on Fairmont)
Mainly Drinks Pierce CPA
S&S Investigations (W. Main St.) Harvey & Rihn Aviation
Heritage Park Elementary
We can not express enough how VERY THANKFUL we are to each and every person, group, school, business, volunteer and others who helped make this year another huge success! Without the giving nature of this community it would be impossible to bring so many smiles and warm so many hearts of the youth.
Follow us on Facebook to find out where Blue Santa will make appearances and learn more about the annual Blue Santa program! Regitration for the 2017 program will be announced in November.
BLUE SANTA GARAGE SALES
The Blue Santa Garage sales take place in the Summer and Fall. Stay tuned for the 2017 dates to be announced around June.
Blue Santa Photos available via our Facebook page.
Volunteers of the La Porte Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
EXPLORE THE LPCPAAA WEBSITE
Take a voyage around our website to learn more about all the excitement of being a LPCPAAA Volunteer! Check out the Media Reports for current and past news about community and Police related activities. View our Photo Gallery to actually see what goes on at many of our events and activities. Explore the Newsletters and learn more about what we're all about, what we do, when we do it, and how we go about making this organization one of the best CPA Alumni's in the State of Texas! Consider joining the fun by completing an application to attend the next CPA Class and then join the Alumni to continue your volunteerism. There is something for everyone and we'd love to have you on our team!
Citizens Police Academy Classes
Classes take place twice a year and are held at the LP Police Department Training Center each Tuesday at 6:30pm located at 3001 N 23rd St La Porte, TX (corner of Spencer & 23rd).
The ultimate mission and primary focus of the CPA is to bring the Police Department and the community closer together by educating one another. The Department believe that the goal of establishing a safer community can best be achieved if the police and the community make a positive connection with one another. In short, the La Porte Citizen Police Academy is a community awareness program geared toward a partnership between the police department and the citizens they serve.
The academy is scheduled for 14 consecutive Tuesday nights, from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. The classes are taught by the City of La Porte Police Department employees, most are certified police officers of various ranks; others are civilian employees in the specialty fields that will be covered during the training sessions. The classes do have some hands on type training as well as demonstrations and instructional. Past classes have included information on S.W.AT., K-9 division, Department of Traffic, gun safety, court procedures, dispatch procedures, and much more.
If you live, work or even pass through La Porte, you are eligible to attend classes. An Application and approval is required prior to attending the Basic class.
Contact Support Services at 281-471-2141 for more details.
LP EXPLORER PROGRAM EXPANDS
On August 14th, 2014 the La Porte Police Department welcomed a select set of young citizens into their family of community servants. LPPD’s original 2014 Explorer Academy was held from August 11th through the 14th, and participants were exposed to a multitude of police-related activities. Graduates included: Corby Alexander, Will Davis, Isaiah Escobar, Noah Gonzales, Matthew Guyon, Nicholas Guyon, Chris Melton, Daniel Snell, and Joshua Zech. The newly graduated group now joins many other young men and women from the La Porte community in their ongoing examination of the law enforcement profession.
Exploring is a program designed by Learning for Life (a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America) for young adults, both male and female, ages 14 (and completed 8th grade) to 20 that share an attraction to a specific career such as law enforcement. Many different law enforcement agencies sponsor explorer programs in the eduation of participants to become future law enforcement officers or to have a career in law enforcement. The program provides an ideal link between the academic environment and the real world.
Explorer Students benefit in the areas of: character development, building self-confidence, establishing leadership skills, ongoing social development, unique career experiences, networking & internships, volunteer & community service opportunities, and recognition of the value surrounding group collaboration and teamwork.With their current graduation and certification, the new Youth Explorers may also participate in the Patrol Ride-Along Program upon obtaining permission from their legal guardians.
For questions concerning either of La Porte’s Youth Explorer Post, please contact the Support Services Division at 281-842-3183, or log onto the department’s website at http://www.ci.la-porte.tx.us/gov/police/support/youth_explorer_program/default.asp Article by John Krueger, LPPD
2017 LPCPAAA Board
Please join us in congratulating the 2014 LPCPAAA Board:
President: Brenda Pritchard 1VP: Richard Browder
2VP: Malinda Juel Treasurer: Vicky Copley
Secretary: Riley Pritchard
LPCPAAA Membership Application
As a member of the LPCPAAA you will enjoy the benefits of volunteerism and join a group of dedicated individuals. The effort put forth by the LPCAAA and their associates is a proven success and serves as an example of the level of service we all should strive for. For more information on LPCAAA, or any of their other community outreach activities, please contact LPCPAAA President, Brenda Pritchard.
Click Here for an application to apply for membership or to renew your membership for the current year. No person shall be denied membership in this association because of race, religion, sex, disability, or ethnic background.
100% of membership dues help support all the programs of the LPCPAAA and directly benefit the La Porte community.