Murfreesboro Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

This Group Has Disbanded 06/13/2006

For Information Call: Major Clyde Adkinson (615) 895-3874

Rutherford County Tennessee

Your Community

Your Responsibility

Together we can make it happen.

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Officer Amy Cassidy & Vice President C.P.A.A.A. Lewis Elrod at a Fingerprinting event @ Kroger's on South Tennessee Blvd. July 31, 2004. There were 39 children that participated in the event. This is a very good service provided by the Murfreesboro Police Department. Participants include Alumni of the Citizens Police Academy. The fingerprint cards are released to the parent or guardian and all information with a recent photo and D.N.A of the child are put into the Parents personal files. This card is used only in an emergency if the child is lost or missing.

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The tools required are few. Ink pad, FBI fingerprint cards, Jr. stick on police badges.

Candidates for the Citizens Police Academy are as follows:

No felony convictions.

No convictions for DUI, possession or sale of any controlled substance, or any offense involving moral turpitude.

Attend at least 80% of classes.

Citizens Police Academy applicants are reviewed and participants are selected by the Police Department. Persons interested in applying should contact the Murfreesboro Police Department training office located at:

Murfreesboro Police Annex

Attn: COPS Training Office

324 South Church Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 37130

(615) 895-3874

Download CPA Application here.

C.P.A.A.A. Activities Include:

  • Fingerprinting

  • National Police Week

  • National Police Officers  Memorial

  • Street Festival

  • Jazz Festival

  • Uncle Dave Macon Days

  • National Night Out

  • Others, come join us and get involved.

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    Mr. Lewis Elrod @ Hobgood Yard Sale

    C.P.A.A.A. Alumni Hobgood Yard Sale

    Dancers @ Hobgood

    Oldest Teacher @ Hobgood Elementary

    National Night Out August 03, 2004

    Kids @ National Night Out

    Face painting.

    Officer Cunningham

    Happy Face

    Free Child Fingerprinting

    These are released to the Parents for safe keeping.

    C.P.A.A.A. Logo


    Shop With A Cop

    December 11, 2004


    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    December 11, 2004 marks the first Shop With A Cop Program at Kmart here in Murfreesboro. An effort between Kmart, Murfreesboro Police Department, Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (C.P.A.A.A.), Murfreesboro City Schools. A great big YEHAAAAAAAW!!! to all those who participated and helped to make this a great event for these future leaders (the kids) of our Community. The kids seemed to have a great time. They were treated to breakfast, a visit with Santa Claus plus a small gift donated by Kmart, followed by a shopping trip where each child was given $20.00 by the C.P.A.A.A.. They were escorted by a Murfreesboro City Police Officer that donated their time to share with these children. The event was an exceptional treat for all involved. Thanks again to all. You know who you are. 

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    Yes Sir That's a Fact

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    Breakfast Served

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    (Quite)Kids hard at work.

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    C.P.A.A.A. Beth Cook

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    Major Adkinson & Mayor Bragg enjoying the action.

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    Okay I'll cover Isle #1, you get #2.

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    Peace keeping Tools.


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    Yes Sir, What if he goes this way?

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    Thank You M'boro Police for your protection.

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    Thank You Kmart.

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    Hard at work making Thank You Cards.

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    Thank You card presented to Murfreesboro Police Department

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    Your Community Your responsibility. What a Crew!

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    Santa at Work.

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    Are you sure we havent been down this isle?

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    I'm not really shure.

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    Okay if I was you!!

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    Foot Pursuit

    Come back here, slow down!

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    Let's go another round.

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    "I Love Christmas"

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    Are you shure thats what you want?


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    Only $49.99   (GRIN)

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    Is that your final answer?

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    There she is, Catch Her

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    For Traffic Control

    call: 1-800-dont-call

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    Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year To All


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    Lets go over there.

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    Honest it dosen't hurt when I Shop!

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    Where did he go?

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    Yes this is what you want.

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    Kmart also gave a 10% discount for all items purchased.

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    March 23, 2005

    Black Fox Elementary School Fingerprinting

    Approximately 400 students were fingerprinted. As always there are no records kept by the school system, Police Department or C.P.A.A.A. The parents were sent a card notifying them of the C.P.A.A.A providing this free fingerprinting for their children. They signed the cards allowing their child to participate if they so desired. The Teachers are sending the Fingerprint Cards home where the Parents will add a lock of hair and a current photo to the cards. They will then be kept in a safe place for the family in case of an emergency.

    The staff and children were all very pleasant to work with. There was only one young man that said that I was hurting his fingers. It seemed to work so smoothly. The Staff had it coordinated so well it was just a breeze. They even fed the C.P.A.A.A members. 

    Thanks Black Fox

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    C.P.A.A.A. members fingerprinting @ Blackfox Elementary

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    Lewis Elrod & Judy Merrill finishing up a class ready for the next any minute.

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    Florence Smith & Don Richardson hard at work. 

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    Bob Cole completeing yet  another.

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    The gloves help when you fingerprint several children. That ink can get everywhere.

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    Jo Adkinson helps to remove that ink that seems to jump from place to place.

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    A pause in the action.


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    Louis & Judy get a break between classes.

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    Major Clyde Adkinson made an appearance and we put him right to work.

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    The index finger is one of the easier ones to roll a print. Some fingers work seem to bend better than others.


    Bradley Elementary School


    July 25, 2005



    David Lamb: President CPAAA

    Lewis Elrod: Vice President CPAAA

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    2nd Annual Shop With A Cop

    December 17, 2005

    Kmart in Murfreesboro

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    Just getting started 7:30 a.m.

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    C.P.A.A.A. member ready for action.

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    Santa's Goodies waiting for the rush.

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    Mayor Bragg kicking off the event.


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    Lining up to go shopping.


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    A picture is worth a thousand words.

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    Snacks for everyone.


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    Chief Chrisman making a presentation of a quilt made by a C.P.A.A.A. member to be donated to a Police Officer.

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    The quilt is to be relayed to the family of a recent Fallen Officer.

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    A very emotional moment.


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    What a Group.


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    On the job training, Major Adkinson is being trained how little ole ladies handle criminals when there is no Police in the time of need.

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    Merry Christmas


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    Sergeant Cunningham has a Merry Christmas Laugh. 

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    It's your turn to push the buggy. Please!

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    Future Globetrotter

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    I told you I could do it.

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    Bring Em On!


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    Ho Ho Ho

    Santa presents gifts to the children compliments of Kmart.

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    Precious Memories


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    We never really grow up, you can see the M.P.D. Officers are full of life and fun. 

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    Please Santa all I want is a 2006 750il Bmw. The twelve cylinder you know the one. I've been good all year. Really!

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    I told you guys I would never ask you to do anything that I wasn't willing to do myself.

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    Kmart was a very gracious host as they gave a 10% discount in the checkout line for all the participants.

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    Everyone had a good time this year and look forward to this annual event.

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    A Great Big Thank You to Kmart, Murfreesboro Police Department, all Anonymous donations, all participants.

    Thank You


    Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

    P.O. Box 1256

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 37133-1256

    (615) 895-3874

    Revised: 11/17/2006