Community Police Academy Now Accepting Applications
The Alexandria Police Department is now Accepting Applications for the 48th Session of the Community Police Academy
For Immediate Release: January 20, 2023
Alexandria, VA --The Alexandria Police Department is now accepting applications for its 48th Session of the Community Police Academy.
The Alexandria Community Police Academy provides an opportunity for Alexandria residents and visitors to learn various aspects of policing. This includes administrative philosophies, internal policies, and the guiding principles of law and ethical conduct governing the delivery of police services. Sessions are a combination of lectures and interactive activities. Class topics include patrol operations, gangs, crime prevention, crime scene investigations, criminal investigations, and more.
The academy will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at APD’s Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Avenue in APD’s Community Room. Classes begin on March 8, 2023, and will end with a graduation ceremony on May 10, 2023.
The program is offered free of charge, however as a condition of participating, each participant is 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, etc.
The class is limited to twenty-five participants. Due to the popularity of the class, we also ask participants to commit to attending all 9 sessions. Participants of the Community 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 which 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 Community Police Academy or to apply, visit www.alexandriava.gov/police and search Community Police Academy or e-mail the Volunteer Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registrations is February 17, 2023.
To see other academies are offered by the city, please visit www.alexandriava.gov/police.
To stay up to date on the Alexandria Police Department, please visit www.alexandriava.gov/police.
For media inquiries, contact Marcel Bassett, Public Information Officer, at Marcel.Bassett@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.6600.
This news release is available at: http://alexandriava.gov/go/4243