CAPA - Clergy and Police Alliance Program
The Mount Pleasant Police Department and Titus
County Sheriff’s Office has long recognized that clergy and their congregations
are an abundant and dynamic community resource. In order to more fully
engage the faith-based community in our combined Community Policing concept, a
Clergy and Police Alliance (CAPA) program has been developed supporting our
This program is a unique ministerial
opportunity. CAPA members and their organizations will be called upon to pray for their police and sheriff department members, to be intentional in the
building of relationships with law enforcement and other governmental
officials, be available on a voluntary basis and ride with officers on patrol
to view and evaluate community issues, and be available for crisis interaction
involving our community members with follow-up ministerial services. Our
goal with the CAPA program is to involve churches of every faith and
denomination in Mount Pleasant and Titus County.
Some of the benefits of this program for our departments include: providing
calm in crisis situations to prevent an escalation to violence; offering
support to victims; assisting in situations where a minister is requested or
needed; relaying factual law enforcement information back to your congregations
and community neighborhoods related to criminal justice issues; assisting law
enforcement in non-traditional roles; and responding in disaster
Before becoming part of the CAPA
program, Clergy will first attend a special 18-hour training course sponsored
by local law enforcement similar to a Citizen Police Academy. This
6-week class, three hours a week on Tuesdays, is designed specifically for
pastors and clergy to indoctrinate them into the inner-workings of a police
department and the Criminal Justice System. Pastors and Clergy will
receive classroom and “hands on” training in the areas of hate crimes, crime
scene search, family violence, sex crimes, homicide investigation, traffic
enforcement, narcotics , communications, use of force, internal affairs, high
risk incident command issues, training, law, background investigation, and
After graduation, the new CAPA members will ride with a police officer or
deputy to finish their training in a field environment scenario. Spending
time with officers gives them a better understanding of police/deputy protocol
before acting in the official capacity as a CAPA member.
As law enforcement officials, we believe a Clergy and Police Alliance program
is a natural extension of each of our Department’s Community Policing
philosophy. This is a great opportunity for both law enforcement and
ministers to come together and work hand in hand to solve our community
problems. Please take this opportunity to go online and complete the signup
application to be a part of this great opportunity.
Sign up here and join our
CAPA program. We start training January 14, 2014.
Welcome to the Titus County Sheriff's Office. We are located in East Texas and as of the 2010 census had a population of 32,334. Titus County has a total area of 426 square miles, 15 square miles being water. Our county seat is Mount Pleasant, Texas. Other towns located in Titus County are Millers Cove, Talco, and Winfield. Adjacent Counties include Camp County, Franklin County, Morris County, and Red River County.
We hope that you find the Titus County Sheriff's Office website insightful and useful. We believe that open access to our daily operations allows our citizens to help us maintain Titus County as a safe place to live and raise a family. The information on our website helps deter criminals and their crime and keeps our citizens informed.
Vision: The Titus County Sheriff's Office will be known as an understanding and responsible service for the protection of the citizens and will maintain a reputation for professionalism, dedication, and honesty.
In Loving Memory of Trey Abston
12/02/1967 - 07/05/2011
304 South Van Buren
Mount Pleasant, TX 75455