Community Programs

Emergency Number: 9-1-1
Phone: 979-337-7337 | Fax: 979-337-7342 | Non-Emergency 24-hour phone: 979-277-7373
Address: 1800 Longwood Dr., PO Box 1059, Brenham, TX 77833

Citizens on Patrol Alumni Association

Download an application to the Citizen's Police Academy (CPA) program.

The Brenham Police Department is proud of its positive image within the community and believes it is fostered by the strong partnership the department has with the citizens. The programs sponsored by the department play a large part in promoting those partnerships. The Community Relations Officer is responsible for supervising the programs and is always interested in new ways to positively interact with our community. Citizens interested in learning more about the programs offered can contact Sgt. Todd Ashorn at For more information on the programs we offer, click on the following links: Citizens Police Academy, Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Citizens on Patrol, Police Explorers and Anti-Drinking and Driving.

Citizens' Police Academy

The Citizen's Police Academy is one of the programs the Brenham Police Department uses to build a partnership between the officers and the community. Classes are held annually to educate interested people about the inner workings of the department. Through the use of tours, lectures, demonstrations and "hands-on" experiences, CPA participants gain insight into the policies and procedures of the department. Citizens in the department can ride with police officers during normal patrol shifts, which gives participants a first-hand look at what officers deal with on a daily basis. An example of topics covered includes Patrol Procedures, Criminal Investigations, Hostage Negotiations, Narcotics Enforcement, and D.W.I. Enforcement.

The class begins in February and is held on Thursday nights lasting approximately 12 weeks. It is held at the Brenham Police Station and is open, free of charge to anyone who lives in Washington County and is at least 18 years of age. The resulting partnership between citizens and officers furthers our efforts to improve the quality of life for everyone in our community. For more information about the CPA program, contact Sgt. Todd Ashorn at 979-337-7382.

Register online or download an application to the CPA program.
One of the benefits of the Citizen's Police Academy (CPAAA) is the strong partnership that is built between alumni of the program and the department. The Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in this community by supporting the department.

Citizens Advisory Board

This board is new and will have more information after the first meeting - October 5, 2020, at 6:00 pm - Located at the Brenham Police Department Conference Room on the first floor of 1800 Longwood Drive, Brenham, Texas 77833.

Meeting 10-05-2020