Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy provides Winchester citizens with an inside look at local law enforcement operations and challenges. The purpose of the Academy is to develop positive relations between the police and the community through education. Participants will learn about various aspects of the department. Most of the instructors will be officers and personnel within the department, who speak on their area of expertise.

 

Mini Citizen Police Academy

Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (subject to change) 

Easy online application (ages 18+) 
FREE

 

Citizen Police Academy (2020 date coming soon)

Tuesdays (some Thursday sessions and one Saturday session)
Dates TBD
6:00-9:00 pm
FREE
 

Schedule

WEEK 1 & 2

  • WPD History
  • Community Policing
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Patrol Division
  • Tour of the Timbrook Public Safety Center
  • Officer Requirements/Testing
  • Dispatch/E-911 Communications
  • Police Training/Field Training

 

WEEK 3 & 4

  • Patrol Functions
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Vehicle Stops/DUI Demo
  • Officer Recruiting
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Juvenile Offenders/School Resource
  • Accident Investigation

 

WEEK 5 & 6

  • Gang Activity
  • Narcotics & Drugs
  • K-9 Demo
  • Laws of Arrest/Search & Seizure
  • Criminal Law/Court Procedures
  • Victim Witness Program

 

WEEK 7 & 8

  • Tour of Adult & Juvenile Detention Centers
  • Crimes Against Children
  • Domestic Violence
  • Volunteers in Policing (VIP)
  • Social Services
  • Radar Operation

 

Week 9

  • Officer Survival
  • SWAT
  • Firearms Demo
  • Fingerprinting
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Polygraph Analysis

 

WEEK 10

  • Graduation and Dinner
 

Volunteers in Policing

Graduates are eligible (but not required) to apply to become a member of the Volunteers in Policing Program.

 

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How to Apply

Applications for the one-day mini Citizen’s Academy are now being accepted.

 

Send completed applications to: william.griffith@winchesterva.gov.

 

 

 

Contact

A headshot of Detective William Griffith

DETECTIVE WILLIAM GRIFFITH

Winchester Police Department
231 E. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601

 

(540) 545-7591

william.griffith@winchesterva.gov