Winchester Police now offering online registration for Teen Citizen Academy

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is now accepting applications for its March 30 session of the Teen Citizen Police Academy. In order to make the registration process easier and more user-friendly, the application is now an online webform instead of a printed document. A simple scan of the QR code, located near the bottom of the promotional materials and posters, will take users directly to the registration form.


As in previous Academies, participants will enjoy an inside look at the WPD with a mix of demonstrations and discussions. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Investigation
  • Officer Recruitment/Testing
  • Emergency Communications Center (Dispatch)
  • Police Training/Field Training
  • Juvenile Offenders/School Resource Officer
  • Gang Activity
  • Narcotics & Drugs/K-9 Demo
  • Crimes Against Children/Domestic Violence
  • SWAT

“It was awesome to meet the officers and get an inside look at what’s going on inside the department,” stated program graduate Anastasia Phillips. “They (officers) are like superheroes, but on the street.”


The free, one-day class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end with a graduation ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Parents or guardians who are interested in signing up their teens for the class that have questions may contact program coordinator Detective William Griffith at More information can be found on the WPD’s Teen Citizen’s Police Academy webpage.