Interested in a spring Citizen Police Academy?
The WPD’s Citizen Police Academy is held every fall, but this year there was so much interest that we are considering adding a spring academy to the program. If you are interested in participating, please let Det. Griffith know today.
2017 Citizen Police Academy (XXI)
Tuesdays (some Thursday sessions and one Saturday session)
September 19-November 21
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.
- 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
- Firearms Demo
- 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.
How to apply:
Applications for the 2017 Police Citizen’s Academy that will take place in the fall of 2017 are now being accepted.
Send completed applications to:
Detective William Griffith
c/o Winchester Police Department
231 E. Piccadilly St., Suite 310
Winchester, VA 22601
For more information, contact Detective Griffith at 540-545-7591.
Congratulations to 20th Citizen’s Police Academy graduates!
“It was eye opening to see what is happening in the Department and how police work with the community.” –Angela Hansen.
“This is definitely worth the investment in time!” –Jet Dayo