Who We Are
Police ● Community ● Volunteers
The mission of the Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA) is to bring together the graduates of the Plano Citizens Police Academy to enhance relations between the community and the police department, and to assist all law enforcement agencies.
PCPAAA members assist the Plano Police Department and the City of Plano with civic events, fundraising, patrolling, and in many other ways.
All PCPAAA members are proud to be a part of Volunteers in Plano, donating our time and resources to help make Plano a wonderful place to live, work, and play.
Fabian Gordon and Dr. Russ Bellemare
Sergeant Wes Gerig
Liaison, Plano Police Department
PCPAAA volunteers tirelessly donate tens of thousands of hours back to their own community, which contributes to Plano’s higher quality of life. There is a driving force behind PCPAAA that propels them to the forefront of volunteer groups. By far, it is their love for Plano and the Plano Police Department. Our department has grown in community spirit over the years, partly due to our relationship with PCPAAA volunteers.
Chief Ed Drain
Plano Police Department
The implementation of the Plano Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association has proven to be a valuable tool, greatly appreciated by the Department and the citizens of Plano. The Department draws on the time, talents, and experience of its volunteers to allow Officers to better perform their frontline duties. We attempt to match volunteers to jobs according to their strengths and abilities. I want to thank all our volunteers for your dedication, support and loyalty shown to the Plano Police Department. Without you, we could not be as good as we are. Your service has made a tremendous impact on the citizens of Plano. We cannot thank you enough for your time and efforts.
You are the Plano Police Department’s “Everyday Heroes.”
Volunteer Resources Supervisor
City of Plano
Vibrant volunteerism is built into the fabric of what makes Plano a City of Excellence. The members of PCPAAA exemplify servant leadership as they apply their life experience, skills and passion for service to the mission of the Plano Police Department. These men and women go above and beyond in their desire to learn from, engage with and advocate for the Plano community. I am proud to work alongside this dynamic group of volunteers and share in their love of Plano and Plano PD.
Messages About PCPAAA from Plano Leaders
CAPP, or Citizens Assisting Plano Police, is a specialized area of PCPAAA. All CAPP members are also PCPAAA members but they have taken additional training and commit to additional responsibility and levels of involvement.
CAPP members assist the police department in a wide range of duties including Patrol (Handicap Parking Citations, Open Garage Door Patrol, Motorist Assists), manning the SkyWatch towers, Park Patrols, foot patrols at special events, driving police vehicles to and from the shop and many other tasks.