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What is it about?  The Citizen Police Academy in Norfolk, Virginia provides the opportunity to learn the practices and procedures of law enforcement in a non-threatening setting. Citizens have the chance to interact with other citizens like themselves who are involved in their community, and to gain partners within law enforcement agencies. This is a 13 week course which offers a wide range of topics, each with a stimulating mix of lecture and practical exercises.

Who may attend?

A person may attend the Citizens Police Academy if he or she lives or works in Norfolk, is 18 years of age or older, completes an application and returns it to the Second Patrol Division, and that application is accepted.

How do I enroll?

The Citizens Police Academy is offered twice each year, in the spring and fall. Due to the popularity of this class, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible to reserve your place. You may download and print an application for the Spring 2018 session which runs from March 29th June 21, 2018 by clicking on CPA Application. Application forms may also be obtained by calling Officer M.O. Sarmiento at (757) 793-7956 or emailing him at mcdel.sarmiento@norfolk.gov. Be sure to include your mailing address and/or telephone number. Complete, sign and return the application to the Norfolk Police Department Citizens Police Academy, 2500 N. Military Highway Norfolk, VA 23502. A signed consent to a criminal background check is required as part of the application process. The Norfolk Police Department reserves the right to deny any application based upon criminal history.

When? Where?

Classes are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Second Patrol Division, 2500 North Military Highway. Each academy will last 13 weeks, and will be offered twice each year. There will be some off-site classes as the schedule and demonstrations require, or to visit other facilities.

A complete list of schedules and course content is available on this web site. Click on Citizens Academy Course Schedule page for details.

Norfolk Police Citizen Academy Classes are FREE and FUN !!!