Due to overwhelming interest, the 2016 Citizen Academy is full. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 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 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.
Learn about the following topics:
Community Policing, Criminal Investigations, Patrol Division/functions, Tour the Police Department, Officer Requirements/Testing, Dispatch/E-911 Communications, Police Training/Field Training, Defensive Tactics, Vehicle Stops, DUI Demo, Neighborhood Watch, Juvenile Offenders/School Resource, Accident Investigation, Gang Activity, Narcotics & Drugs, K-9 Demo, Laws of Arrest, Search & Seizure, Criminal Law, Court Procedures, Victim Witness Program, Tour of Adult & Juvenile Detention Center, Crimes Against Children, Domestic Violence, Volunteers in Policing, Radar Operation, Officer Survival, SWAT, Firearms Demo, Fingerprinting, Crime Scene Processing & Polygraph Analysis.
Graduates are eligible (but not required) to apply to become a member of the Volunteers in Policing Program. Click to view the Citizens Fall 2016 Academy schedule.
The Citizen Academy Application is available HERE.
Send applications to:
Detective William Griffith
231 E. Piccadilly St., Suite 310
Winchester, VA 22601
For further information you may contact Detective William Griffith at 540-545-7591 or email William.Griffith@winchesterva.gov.