City of Alexandria Academies

City academies offer residents the opportunity to learn about the City of Alexandria government, how it is being run and the many programs and services it offers to the residents.

Page updated on Aug 14, 2017 at 9:50 AM

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. 


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 fall session is no longer accepting applications.  The next academy will be held in Spring of 2018. 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 fall session is no longer accepting applications.  The next academy will be held in Spring of 2018. 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 fall session is no longer accepting applications.  The next academy will be held in Spring of 2018. For more information about the program, visit the  Alexandria Community Police Academy website.

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Alexandria Senior Academy

The Senior Academy is now accepting applications for its 2017 fall session. 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. Classes will start on Wednesday, September 6.  The fall session is no longer accepting applications. For more information,  visit seniorservicesalex.org

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