City of Alexandria Academies

The City of Alexandria provides residents with opportunities to learn about the City government and the various services it offers to the community. These programs are offered free to residents. Application period for the academies are announced weeks in advance of the sessions. Please visit the specific websites to obtain more information about the programs.

Page updated on Jan 16, 2018 at 10:42 AM

Alexandria City Academy

The Alexandria City Academy is a nine-week course that provides residents with the opportunity to learn about City government through first-hand experience with a wide range of government functions, services, activities and issues.The Spring 2018 Academy will start accepting applications on Monday, January 22. For more information about the program, visit the Alexandria City Academy website.

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Alexandria Community Fire Academy

The purpose of the Academy is to 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 receive hands-on training to experience a "day in the life" of a firefighter/medic.

The Spring 2018 Academy will start accepting applications on Monday, January 22. For more information about the program, visit the Alexandria Community Fire Academy website.

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Alexandria Community Police Academy

 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 curriculum covers the core elements  that are essential for participants to gain a greater understanding of police operations. The One Day Community Police Academy for Febraury 17 is now accepting applications.

The full 10 week Spring 2018 Academy will start accepting applications on Monday, January 22.. For more information about the program, visit the  Alexandria Community Police Academy website.

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Alexandria Senior Academy

 The 4-week program held on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, is designed to engage, inform and educate Alexandria's Seniors (60+) about government functions and programs and organizations that provide services available to seniors. The Spring 2018 Academy will start accepting applications on Wednesday, February 15. For more information,  visit seniorservicesalex.org

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