City of Alexandria Academy Programs
Alexandria City Academy
The Alexandria City Academy fall 2022 session will be held in-person on Thursday evenings starting September 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for nine weeks at various locations throughout the CIty. The programs provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the City government's wide range of functions, services, activities and issues through first-hand experience and interaction with staff, and how to become engaged and involved in the community.
Community Fire Academy
The fall 2022 session of the Community Fire Academy will begin on Thursday, September 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. for nine weeks, ending on November 17. 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
The fall 2022 Community Police Academy will be held on Wednesday evenings for nine weeks starting September 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and ending on November 9 with a graduation. The classes are a combination of presentations and interactive activities. Class topics will include patrol operations, gangs, crime prevention, K9, 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.
Sheriff's Community Academy
The Sheriff's Community Academy fall session will begin on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a graduation on Saturday, October 8. The informative four-week experience 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 approximately 350 inmates every day. Also discover how the Sheriff's Office enhances public safety through a variety of specialized services and outreach programs.
The fall 2022 session of the Eco-City Academy has been postponed. Plans for the next session (Spring 2023) will be posted here. This course is an opportunity to become an Eco-City Ambassador, take actions to increase Alexandria’s sustainability, learn about environmental challenges and contribute to daily sustainable practices to reach the City’s objectives for the Environmental Action Plan 2040. Special tours may be included.
The fall session of the Senior Services Academy will be held on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for four weeks, beginning September 7. Senior Services of Alexandria Community Academy features overviews from city officials and departments on how the city operates with an emphasis on programs and services for older adults, and how to become engaged and involved in the community!.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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