Alexandria Police Department Accepting Applications for 45th Session of the Community Police Academy

Page updated on Feb 17, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Alexandria Police Department Accepting Applications for the 45th Session of the Community Police Academy

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021
Get to know your Police Department!  The six-week virtual 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. 

Classes are a combination of lecture and interactive activities. Class topics will include Patrol Operations, Crime Scene Investigations, Criminal Investigations and the Special Operations Team.  The academy will run from March 24-April 30, 2021 with classes held virtually on Zoom every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Due to the popularity of the class, we ask participants to commit to attending all six sessions.  Community Police Academy participants must be at least 21 years of age and live or work in the City of Alexandria.  In addition, criminal background 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.  By participating, 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 and search Community Police Academy or e-mail the Volunteer Office at  The deadline for registration is March 1, 2021.

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