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Apply to Attend the Community Police Academy May 2-June 6

Prince William County Police Department

Written By: Prince William County Police Department

Prince William County, VA… Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Prince William County police officer? Do you want to learn how they make the decisions they make, or what a detective does? Would you like to know how Prince William County police officers are trained?
Attend the next session of the Community Police Academy and find out! The Community Police Academy gives residents an overview of the Prince William County Police Department. Graduates of the course will have a better understanding of the operation of the Department, and a greater awareness and appreciation of the challenges and decisions faced by Prince William County police officers each day.
This session begins on Thursday, May 2, and ends on Thursday, June 6. The six-week program meets one night a week, from 6 to 9 p.m., and consists of classroom and hands-on instruction. Topics to be covered include virtually every aspect of police work including:

  • Patrol Operations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Tactical Operations
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Professional Standards
  • Special Operations

In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to ride a shift with a patrol officer and become familiar with police equipment including firearms.

To apply, fill out the Community Police Academy Application found on our website and email the completed form to this address: crimeprevention@pwcgov.org. Once the application is submitted a background check is completed and letters are mailed to those who are selected, approximately one month prior to the available session.