Alexandria City Academy
The spring 2022 session has been postponed. The Alexandria City Academy is a nine-week course, held on Thursday evenings, that provides participants with the opportunity to learn about City government through first-hand experience with a wide range of government functions, services, activities and issues.
Community Fire Academy
The spring 2022 session has been postponed. Held on Tuesday evenings for six weeks, this Academy will educate the Alexandria community members about fire safety and emergency medical response, while learning about the history, administration, operations, and apparatus of an urban public safety agency. Participants will also learn about a "day in the life" of a firefighter/medic.
Community Police Academy
Held on Wednesday evenings for six weeks, the classes are a combination of presentations and interactive activities. Class topics will include patrol operations, gangs, crime prevention, crime scene investigations, criminal investigations and the Special Operations team. The curriculum covers the core elements that are essential for participants to gain a greater understanding of police operations.
Alexandria Community Sheriff's Academy
The spring session has been postponed. The informative four-week experience held on Saturday mornings explores the role of the Sheriff's Office in Alexandria's criminal justice system. Learn about your Sheriff's Office by touring the jail, going behind the scene at the courthouse, and meeting with deputies responsible for the care and custody of nearly 400 inmates every day. Also discover how the Sheriff's Office enhances public safety through a variety of specialized services and outreach programs.
The spring session has been postponed, classes are held on Wednesday evenings for six weeks. This is an opportunity to become an Eco-City Ambassador, take actions to make our City more sustainable, learn about environmental challenges, and contribute to daily sustainable practices to reach the adopted 2019 goals of the City. Special tours may be included.
The spring 2022 session has been postponed. Senior Services of Alexandria Community Academy is a four-week course, held on Wednesday mornings, features overviews from city officials and departments on how the city operates with an emphasis on programs and services for older adults. The sessions are free.
Community Commonwealth's Attorney Academy
The 3-week Commonwealth's Attorney Community Academy has been postponed until further notice. The Academy will discuss a variety of topics ranging from lectures steered by assistant prosecutors, Victim Witness Advocates and information about advancements in Virginia Law. Each session will also allow time for question and answer discourse. Email Sarayu.Kulumani@alexandriava.gov for information on the next session.
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