Now Accepting Applications for the Citizens’ Police Academy
Get to know your Police Department!
The 10-week Alexandria Citizens Police Academy provides an opportunity
for residents to learn about various aspects of the Police Department, such as
administrative philosophy, internal policies, and the guiding principles of law
and ethical conduct governing the delivery of police services. Classes are a combination of lecture and
interactive activities. Class topics will include patrol operations, gangs,
crime prevention, crime scene investigations, criminal investigations, and the
Special Operations team.
The academy will be held every Wednesday
from 6:30 p.m.to 10:00 p.m. at the Police Department’s Headquarters at 3600
Wheeler Ave in the Community Room, located on the 1st floor. Classes begin on September 10, 2014 and will
end with a formal graduation ceremony on November 19, 2014.
The program is offered free of charge,
however as a condition of participating in the Police Citizens’ Academy, each
participant will be asked to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours per year post
graduation. This would involve events
such as assisting with parades, road races, National Night Out, Project
Class size is limited to twenty
participants. Due to the popularity of
the class, we also ask that participants commit to attending all of the 10 sessions. Participants of the Citizens’ Police Academy
must be at least 21 years of age and live or work in the City of Alexandria. In addition Criminal History checks will be
conducted on all applicants for final approval of acceptance.
The curriculum covers the core elements
that are essential for participants to gain a greater understanding of police
operations. As a result of their
participation, residents can make more informed judgments about the Alexandria
Police Department and its daily operations. The Police Department is
simultaneously able to acquire a greater understanding of the views and
concerns of the community through an enhanced relationship with the public.
For more information on the Citizens’
Police Academy or to request an application, visit www.alexandriava.gov/police
or e-mail the Volunteer Office at Virginia.email@example.com. The deadline for registrations is August 15,