Commencement Ceremony Held for 127th APD Cadet Class

The Austin Police Department Training Academy graduated 19 new officers on May 30, 2014, at Austin Cornerstone Church.  These officers were in a modified class which expedites their training as they have previous service as peace officers in other locations. The Austin Police Honor Guard Pipe and Drum Corps led the procession of graduates and Austin Police Senior Chaplain Rick Randall gave the invocation.  The graduates, their families and friends, and the APD Command and Training staff heard a personal and moving address by Distinguished Speaker Chief Howard Williams of the San Marcos PD, formerly an Austin police officer for over 20 years.  APD Chief Art Acevedo addressed the graduates and their families, conducted the police badge pinning, and administered the oath of office.  He congratulated them on their achievements, praised their dedication, and welcomed them to the force.  Following the graduation ceremony, the Austin Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association provided a reception for the graduates and their guests.

Photos of the event are posted on our Photos Page.

CPA Class #80 Graduates and Sets Milestone

With the graduation on May 20, 2014, of the 80th CPA Class, a milestone was reached – over 2,000 people have now completed the Citizen Police Academy of the Austin Police Department.  This accomplishment signifies the high level of community interest in the police department and the support that residents have for the work done by police officers.  The graduation ceremony was conducted at Austin Cornerstone Church with congratulations offered by CPA Coordinator Officer Jermaine Kilgore.  Chief Art Acevedo addressed the class and praised their participation.  He administered the oath to the graduates.  Austin CPA Alumni Association President Melinda Rodriguez called the names of the graduates who received their diplomas and had photos made with the Chief.  Afterward, the graduates and their families were honored at a reception provided by the Austin CPA Alumni Association.

Photos of the event can be located at our Photos Page.