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2016 Officer Of The Year Awarded!



An eleven-year veteran of the NPD, Investigator John Schraft (L) , received the CPAAAN Police Officer Of The Year Award for his dedicated work in the Burglary Section of the Detective Division. Det. Schraft was assigned to investigate a series of nighttime burglaries to cellular telephone businesses and restaurants along the East Little Creek Road corridor.

His persistence and zealous detective work has resulted in the arrest of nearly a dozen individuals so far, resulting in the take down of the East Little Creek Road burglary ring. The investigation is ongoing with Investigator Schraft determined to apprehend all co-defendants and possibly link them to additional unsolved cases.

Dismantling the East Little Creek Road burglary ring is just one example of the exemplary detective work routinely performed by Investigator Schraft. He is highly respected by his fellow detectives and superiors and is often sought out as a resource.

Captain Johnathan Coghlan (R), his commanding officer, presented the award.


Sheriff Joe Baron & CPAAAN Members


xxCity of Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron was the Speaker at our March General Meeting, center, surrounded by some of the CPAAAN members.

(See Guest Speakers Page)  


One of the major events of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of Norfolk is the annual Crime Prevention Awards ceremony, an occasion set aside to recognize the crime prevention efforts of private citizens, youth, volunteers, city employees and law enforcement to make our community a better place. CPAAAN has for many years been a co-sponsor of the annual Crime Prevention Awards Dinner. This year’s event was held on March 20, 2017 at the Double Tree Hotel and once again boasted a record attendance.

The theme for this year’s event was “United We Stand” to underline the importance of citizens working together in many ways toward the common goal of crime prevention.

Below is the link to the 2017 award winners in all categories. Click on the links under each photo to learn more about the individual winners, and what they did to prevent or reduce crime in our community.




The Norfolk Police Academy 99th Session Graduation


xxCPAAAN also congratulates our newest Norfolk Police Department Officers! The Norfolk Police Academy 99th Session Graduation Ceremony was held on December 1 at the Chrysler Museum. The National Anthem was sung by Officer Jacob Kritz. The invocation was offered by Reverend Leroy Briggs, Norfolk Police Chaplain. Chief Larry Boone introduced the Guest Speaker, the Honorable Jerrauld C. Jones. Chief Boone then presented the Achievement Awards: Honors Graduate, Firearms, Physical Fitness, and Kit Hurst Award. The Class President’s Address was given by Officer David E. Dubus. Family and Friends of the graduates participated in the Badge Ceremony. The Oath of Office was administered by Chief Boone. The ceremony closed with Benediction by Officer Herman W. Martin.  




  CPAAAN Members Awarded Certificates of Appreciation

At the final meeting of the 2015-2016 organization year, President Yvette Brown thanked the members for supporting the organization by attending the various events as representatives of CPAAAN, and for contributing their time, talents, and hard work . Supporting fundraisers like the Crime Prevention Awards Ceremony, and the CPAAAN cookbook help to provide annual academic scholarships to children of sworn Norfolk Police officers.

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the following members for their outstanding commitment to CPAAAN and for their loyal service.

Pictured left to right above, on the top row are: Tammy Nolette, Events co-chair; August Raber, long time board member who is present at all of our events; and Susan Winstin, Board member and faithful attendee.

Pictured left to right on the bottom row are Valerie Honaker, Events co-chair; Magalene McKelvey past Board member and phone tree organizer; Joseph “ Sammy” Bateman, Board member who does a great job as Advertising Chair, and can be found distributing programs at our events; and Linda Stokes who serves as Editor/Writer of the CPAAAN News.  

Training within the Norfolk Police Department is constantly evolving to insure greater emphasis on partnering with schools, civic organizations and the general public to improve law enforcement. Each month CPAAAN members are treated to an engaging speaker who informs us of the newest threats and the police techniques used to neutralize these dangers.
Visit the Speakers page for highlights.


CPAAAN has provided Scholastic Scholarship awards to children of active duty Norfolk Police Officers every year since 2003. At the June 20, 2017 general meeting four John Roger Scholarships were awarded by Dr. Lawrence Dotolo, President of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education.

Visit the CPAAAN Scholarship Page for further details or to access link to photo page of the 2017 awardees.


News From the 911 Center

Norfolk CERT Mission and Program Overview

Norfolk’s Department of Emergency Preparedness & Response, Norfolk Fire, Norfolk Police, Norfolk Public Health, and Norfolk Human Services Departments strive to promote proactive involvement of private citizens to better prepare their families and neighborhoods for emergency or disaster situations. Through the CERT program we hope to identify and provide citizen volunteers special skills to enable them to prepare, respond, recover and mitigate all hazards either natural or man made.

The department has partnered with organizations, institutions and agencies to deliver an established CERT program which meets the guidance established by the US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Norfolk Citizens Corps Council.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training involves 9 modules which include 16 hours of course instruction and practical exercise. Our CERT trainers are City of Norfolk emergency management, firefighters and paramedics.

You, your family members, and friends are invited to become part of Norfolk’s CERT program.

To sign up for a CERT Training class please call 441-5600 or e-mail Scott Mahone.

Scott Mahone
Noroflk CERT Coordinator
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Office of Emergency Management
City of Norfolk
Office; 441-5619
Cell: 376-8803
Email:Scott Mahone