The Austin Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Austin Police Department through volunteerism and community activities.


Mission Statement

To bring together graduates of the Austin Citizen Police Academy in order to enhance the relations between the community, city leaders, the Austin Police Department, and other local law enforcement agencies.



  • Austin CPAAA was organized in 1987 after the first CPA class graduated
  • Several CPA graduates and Alumni members have gone on to become Austin Police Officers
  • Austin CPAAA hosted National CPAAA Conventions in 2004 and 2007
  • Instrumental in establishing the Central Texas Region CPAAA in May 2002

Current Board Members

President – Melinda Rodriguez
1st Vice President (Communications) – Susan Reed
2nd Vice President (Membership) – Rich Simental
3rd Vice President (Events) – Esther Johnson
4th Vice President (Sponsorship Development) – Missy Osterman
Treasurer – Cynthia Herrera
Secretary – Nivedita Sharma
Innovations – Ian Hoffman
CPA Liaison – Theresa Hoytal
CPA Liaison – Gabriel Jamail-Gutierrez
Advisor – James Duncan

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