Alexandria Police Now Offering New Half-Day Summer Citizens’ Police Academy

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Alexandria Police Now Offering New Half-Day Summer Citizens’ Police Academy

For Immediate Release

Get to know the Alexandria Police Department (APD) in an abbreviated half-day session. Thanks to the popularity of our 10 week Citizens’ Police Academy, APD is offering a half-day class during the summer. This academy allows residents and community members to learn about various aspects of the Police Department during the summer months. Topics will include patrol operations, use of force policies, the K9 Unit, Special Operations Team, crime scene investigation and criminal investigations.

There are two half-day sessions offered this summer: Saturday, July 15, 2017, and Saturday, August 19, 2017. The sessions will be held at Alexandria Police Department Headquarters at 3600 Wheeler Ave from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This free class is limited in size to approximately 45 participants. Participants of this half-day Citizens’ Police Academy must be at least 18 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 that 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 APD and its daily operations. Simultaneously, APD is able to acquire a greater understanding of the views and concerns of the community through an enhanced relationship with the public.

Find out more about the Alexandria Police Department’s half-day Summer Citizen’s Police Academy including how to apply at: The deadline for registration is for the July 15 session is June 28, 2017.