City of Alexandria Academy Programs Accepting Applications for Fall 2017

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City of Alexandria Academy Programs Accepting Applications for Fall 2017

The City of Alexandria invites the community to learn more about City government through the upcoming Alexandria City Academy, Alexandria Community Fire Academy, Alexandria Community Police Academy, and Alexandria Senior Academy.

These programs, designed to educate and engage the community on how local government works, will begin their sessions in early September.

  • The Alexandria City Academy teaches participants about general government operations and departments through a combination of classroom and hands-on experiences.
  • The Alexandria Community Fire Academy educates community members about fire safety and emergency medical response, as well as the history, administration, operations, and apparatus of an urban public safety agency.
  • The Alexandria Community Police Academy provides an opportunity for residents to learn about various aspects of the Police Department, such as administrative philosophy, internal policies and the guiding principles of law and ethical conduct governing the delivery of police services.
  • The Alexandria Senior Academy, a partnership between the City and Senior Services of Alexandria, gives seniors (ages 60 and up) exposure to the City's government functions and provides education on local organizations that provide services and programs to the senior community.

These programs are open to residents over the age of 18, business owners within the City of Alexandria, and City employees. A graduation ceremony will be held at the conclusion of each academy program session.

Class sizes are limited. For more information, including deadlines and application forms, visit

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