The Winchester Police Department is now accepting applications for the department’s Citizen Police Academy. This fall will be the department’s 20th class. The academy provides our citizens with an inside look at law enforcement operations in the city. You don’t need to be a city resident to attend the Citizen Police Academy. Participates receive instruction on various topics by law enforcement professionals and have an opportunity to ask questions. The purpose is to educate citizens and develop positive relations between police and the community.
The academy runs September 20 – November 22, 2016. Topics will include criminal investigations, patrol, 911 communications, officer safety and court procedures, among others. Participants will have demonstrations from the K-9 unit, SWAT Team and firearms safety. Graduates are eligible to apply to become a member of the Volunteers in Policing Program.