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.
Support the Richardson Police Department by enhancing awareness and appreciation of the Department within the community, publicizing its services and accomplishments, and developing partnerships.
Fall Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding
Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 10:00 until 2:00 pm
Parking Lot East of old Sears building, East Belt Line and Plano Road
We accept all types of electronics with the exception of old tube type TV and the bulky CRT computer monitors. All types of paper is welcomed to be shredded but please remove the paper from 3 ring binders prior to arriving at the site. Paper clips and staples are fine.
For this event, we are also accepting donations of soap and shampoo for Network for Community Ministries. Please consider bringing unopened containers of shampoo and soap to help out those in need.
This is a free event for people who live in North Texas but it is a fundraiser to help us support the Richardson Police Department. Donations will be solicited.
For more details, see our Fundraising page.
COVID-19 and the RCPAAA
We are very mindful the the terrible pandemic that has swept the world, causing so much loss of life and suffering. Throughout this pandemic, we have tried to follow the recommended guidelines of public health officials by canceling or limiting in person meetings in order to keep our members safe and prevent the spread of this disease.
The decision was made to continue the Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding since volunteers would be outdoors, wearing a mask, and not gathering in large groups. Those attending the event are asked to stay in their cars. With the drop in infection rates, we may be able to resume in person Membership Meetings. Members will be advised via email, otherwise, we will conduct Zoom Membership Meetings.
We are in regular communication with Chief Tittle and others at the RPD as they try to cope with the after effects of this pandemic.
Once the all clear for social gatherings has been given by public health officials, we will resume our activities.
Please stay safe and thank you for your support.
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