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Richardson Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association

A Non-Profit Supporting the Richardson Police Department

The Richardson Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (RCPAAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1993 to support the Richardson Police Department. All graduates of the Richardson Citizen Police Academy are eligible to join.

As citizen ambassadors to the Richardson Police Department (RPD), the RCPAAA assists the police department with volunteer activities and promotes the RPD within the community. Some activities include the semi-annual “Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding” event that is held each Spring and Fall. Children of RPD employees may apply for scholarships that the Alumni Association awards to those about to enter a college or university. And help with medical bills for retired K9s is provided by the RCPAAA.

Mission Statement

To serve as advocates for the Richardson Police Department by enhancing the relationship between law enforcement and the community.

Spring Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding CANCELED

UPDATE: We have been informed by the City of Richardson’s Emergency Management Office that they are expecting continuous rain throughout the day on Saturday, April 20th along with the possibility of flash flooding and lightning.

In the interest of the safety of our wonderful volunteers as well as the safety of our great patrons and vendors, we have decided to cancel our Spring event.

Because of the logistics of this event, it is not possible to reschedule in a timely manner, but we look forward to seeing everyone at our Fall Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding event which is usually held in October.


Our Spring 2024 Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, April 20th in conjunction with the City of Richardson’s Trash Bash. The Spring Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event is our largest fundraiser, but it is also the most expensive event to produce. Yet we still provide this event free to the residents of the area. The cost to provide the shredding trucks is around $3000. You can help offset these expenses by donating to our Back The Blue fund to help us continue to support the men and women of the Richardson Police Department.

The Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event begins at 10:00 am in the parking lot east of the old Sears store at Belt Line and Plano Rd. The event closes at 2:00 pm.


We accept all types of electronics except old tube-type TVs and bulky CRT computer monitors. Our paper shredding is intended to help protect you against Identity Theft. Please do not bring general paper items such as magazines and newspapers. Ordinary paper such as these can be placed in blue recycling bags and set out for pickup on the regular Recycling Day for your neighborhood. Only bring paper that you want destroyed to protect yourself.  Please remove the paper from 3 ring binders before arriving at the site. Paper clips and staples are fine.

We must limit the amount of paper you can bring for shredding to no more than five (5) boxes. If you have more than 5 boxes, we will ask for a minimum donation of $5/box above this limit.

While this is a free event, it is a fundraiser to help us support the Richardson Police Department. Donations will be solicited.

Many attendees arrive an hour before the event opens and must wait in line. You can avoid the early rush by arriving after 11:30 AM. 

For more details, see our Fundraising page.



Tax exempt non-profit organization of graduates of the Richardson Citizen Police Academy who work to support the Richardson Police Department and educate the public about crime prevention. Located at 200 N Greenville Avenue, Richardson, TX 75081 [501(c)(3) – EIN: 75-2484541]