Citizens Police Academy

Fall 2015 Citizens Academy Flyer

Fall 2015 Brochure and Application

Fall 2015 Citizens Academy Tentative Schedule

Citizen 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.

The Citizen Academy Application is available for download using the link above.

Send applications to:


Detective William Griffith
c/o WPD
231 E. Piccadilly St., Suite 310
Winchester, VA 22601

For further information you may contact Detective William Griffith at 540-545-7591 or email