Citizen Academies


Citizens Government Academy. This eight-week program held every year is designed to offer Little Elm residents the opportunity to learn about the local government's daily functions and roles. The program's goal is to create more informed, engaged, and proactive community members to strengthen the Town's vision for growth and development. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Mudie. Applications open in July of each year.  


Citizens Fire Academy. This program is a unique educational opportunity designed to provide participants of the Town of Little Elm with an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Little Elm Fire Department. The free ten-week program held every February teaches participants fire safety for the home and workplace, plus hands-on experience in emergency operations, and even includes a chance to ride out with a crew! Applications will be open the first week of January. If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Marshal at 214-975-0417. 


Citizens Police Academy. This academy gives the public a chance for a closer look at the operations of the Little Elm Police Department. The free fourteen-week program held each spring features information about the department and its divisions, SWAT operations, investigations, and the court process. If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Marcus Maxie at

NEW in 2023: Citizen's Police Academy - Junior! This academy gives students 6-8th grade a chance to learn patrol operations, K-9, Forensic Fingerprinting, SWAT Operations, and other aspects of the LEPD.