ATTENTION: NO MONTHLY MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN DECEMBER DUE TO OUR ANNUAL BANQUET. The next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, January 2, 2013 at 6:30PM in the Training Center of the LPPD.
Blue Santa Toy Donation Boxes On Display Around Town
To Register for the Blue Santa Program benefiting the LP Neighborhood Center click here or contact:
526 San Jacinto
La Porte, Texas 77571
Jingle, jingle, jingle!
Each year LPCPAAA volunteers raise funds through an annual garage sale and other events to supplement local toy donations for the Neighborhood Center at Christmas. In addition, the LPPD coordinates with the Elves and More program to ensure needy children of La Porte receive a bicycle. Volunteers will distribute Blue Santa toy donation boxes at various businesses around town on Friday, November 22. We encourage you to donate a new toy or stuffed animal and help bring a smile to the heart of a child at Christmas.
All the collected toys and bikes will be distributed during the annual Neighborhood Center Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Elves, uh, LPCPAAA volunteers, will be on hand to help Blue Santa deliver the toys and make the day a joyous occasion for all.
If you know a business that would be a good location for a Blue Santa Toy Donation Box - Please leave a comment here or contact us at 281.842.3149. Toys (new & unwrapped) collected via these boxes will be delivered to needy children through the Neighborhood Center in La Porte during their Christmas celebration.
Donation boxes are available at LP Department, LP Fire Stations, Municipal Court, City Hall, Beacon Credit Union, and other local businesses. Consider donating TODAY and bring joy to a child that may not otherwise receive a visit from Santa.
BASIC Citizens Police Academy - Sign Up Now for January 2014!
FREE Classes will consist of attributes of emergency operations, including S.W.A.T, Gun Range practices, CPR, Emergency Operations Command, Skywarn System education, DWI procedures and more. Classes meet each Tuesday night at the LPPD from 6:30-9:30PM.
Advanced CPA classes begin May 20th and graduate on July 22, 2014. This class will be the first to include the Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P.) classroom training! Make plans now to attend both classes and then make application to join the LPCPAAA and become a member of the C.O.P. team.
An Application and approval is required prior to attending the Basic class. Contact Officer Jeff Tippit at 281-471-2141 for more details. All residents and past residents of La Porte are welcome to join!
New Citizens On Patrol Members Added
On Thursday, October 10th, Officer Roger Gonzalez and Deb Hathorn presented the Citizen's On Patrol (C.O.P.) Program to nine new members and four previous team members.
New members listened carefully as Officer Gonzalez covered in detail the LPPD policies and procedures for the C.O.P program and stressed the importance of "observing and reporting" versus becoming involved in confrontation or unsafe situations. Members received documents covering specifics of the program as well as took an oath to comply with the policies and procedures.
At the conclusion of Officer Gonzalez' training, Deb Hathorn covered the members on the processes for documenting patrols, conducting a handicap parking inspection and other actitivies while on patrol.
Now that the classroom portion of the training is complete, members are in the process of scheduling a 'ride-a-long' training session with a certified instructor. Once these patrols are complete the new members will be hitting the roads on their own. So look for the C.O.P. car to be out and about the streets of La Porte on a more frequent basis!
Previous graduates of an Advanced CPA class may immediately apply to join the C.O.P. Team by completing an application and forwarding to Deb Hathorn or Roger Gonzalez. The next class is already being scheduled so apply soon!!
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. Lastly, 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!
Blue Santa Needed Your Help!
Volunteers Responded in a Big Way
The Blue Santa Program, a combined endeavor between the La Porte Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LPCAAA), The La Porte Police Officers Association, and the La Porte Municipal Court, provided Christmas support for some of the wonderful families of La Porte. The program’s primary mission is to provide toys and Christmas dinners for needy children and their families through the Neighborhood Center, many of whom would not have the means to hold traditional Christmas festivities without help from their community. For more information about the Blue Santa program - contact
526 San Jacinto
La Porte, Texas 77571
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, Richard Browder.
Click Here for an application to apply for membership or to renew your membership for the current year. As a member of the LPCPAAA you will enjoy the benefits of volunteerism and join a group of dedicated individuals.
Membership dues help support all the programs of the LPCPAAA and directly benefit the La Porte community.
No person shall be denied membership in this association because of race, religion, sex, disability, or ethnic background.