Winchester Police Department taking applications for spring Citizen Police Academy

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is now accepting applications for the spring 2023 Citizen Police Academy.


"We're excited to offer this program for the 24th year," stated program director Captain Frank Myrtle. "By inviting the public inside our walls, we aim to not only increase transparency, but form lasting bonds and positive relationships with our residents."


The spring 2023 session of the Citizen Police Academy will begin on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Timbrook Public Safety Center. The Academy class will then meet every Tuesday from 6:00-8:30 p.m. until a graduation dinner is held on May 16.


The Academy will provide participants with an inside look at the Criminal Investigations and Patrol divisions, Emergency Communications Center, polygraph operations, defensive tactics training, and more.


A full list of topics, program details, and an application download link can be found on the WPD's Get Involved webpage.