DCPAAA Membership Participations
•Citizen's On Patrol (COPs)
•"Ride-Along" program with Officers
•Provide traffic control and security assistance during local events
•Festival of Lights
•Pine Drive Fair
•Galveston County 911 Safety Expo
•National Night Out
•Citizen's Police Academy Classes
•2001 USPCA Region 20 K-9 Trials
•Tropical Storm Allison debris removal
•50/50 monthly drawing
•"Walk of Memories" Brick Sales
•"Bucket Brigade" - street corner donations
•Mail donations with the assistance of the DPD and the DPOA (Dickinson Police Officers Association)
•Sale of Various Items - angle pins, DCPAA logo pins, hats, shirts, jackets, lanyards, figurines, ect.
DCPAAA Has Funded
•SWAT Training and K-9 Units
•Furniture for DPD Chaplin's Office
•Christmas Turkey Certificates for all DPD employees
•Portable Breathalyzer Equipment and Supplies
•New Police Department Open House
•Ballistic vest carriers for the Police Officers
•Television equipment for DPD training room
•Teamed with the DPOA to purchase a TV/VCR for the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department training facility
•Officers baseball trading card program
DCPAAA Has Partnered With
•Optimist Club - Go-Cart Raffle
•Lions Club & Pilot Club - Community Garage Sales
•Keep Dickinson Beautiful - Earth Day Clean Up, "Make a Difference Day", and "Trash Bash"
•DISD - Smoke Alarm Give-Away & Student/SWAT staged shooting training exercise
•Assisted Texas City, League City & Santa Fe CPAAA's with Donations, Advise, and Support
•Dickinson Office of Emergency Management - Public Education Programs, Donations Management, Debris Management, ect
•VFW - Hog Law Ride & Bayou Festival
•Dickinson Police Officers Association - Blue Santa Program
About the DCPAAA
MISSION STATEMENT •The purpose of the Dickinson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is to provide mean whereby graduates of the Dickinson Citizen's Police Academy can support the Dickinson Police Department in obtaining ancillary equipment and give other assistance through appropriate fundraising projects within the community, and to enhance relations between the Dickinson Police Department and the Citizens of Dickinson.
THE DREAM •Chief of Police, Ron Morales, began the Citizen's Police Academy as a source to promote community policing, awareness and a bridge between delivery of law enforcement services and the community's perception of those services. His initial vision did not include the overwhelming response his 'dream' has received from the community. "The DCPAAA has become the most positive influence on the Police Department, my Officers and the entire community. Their overwhelming support of our department is phenomenal and provides another source to assist us in providing the best services to our community."
THE GOAL •The goal of the DCPAAA is to support the Dickinson Police Department and enhance their programs to create mutual trust between the Police Officers and the community. This is accomplished through financial means, encouragement and innovative programs initiated through the DCPAAA organization.
HISTORY •The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) was established in 1999 to promote a better understanding of the Dickinson Police Department, its policies and its procedures. After graduation, members formed the Dickinson Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association (DCPAAA) to stay informed and involved. DCPAAA members participate in numerous events throughout the year, along with several fundraising efforts to provide needed equipment for the police department and scholarships for graduating seniors of accredited high schools in Dickinson.