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Posted on: July 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Chesterfield County Police Citizens' Academy

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Learn more about Chesterfield Police by participating in the Chesterfield County Police Citizens’ Academy. For nearly 20 years, attending the Police Citizens’ Academy has been one of the best ways to learn about the Police Department. Based on the response from our community over the past several weeks, two upcoming Police Citizens’ Academies will begin the week of July 20. Classes will be held at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center from 6-9 p.m.

The aim of the Police Citizens’ Academy is to answer questions, address issues and connect with Chesterfield community members who want to know more about how their Police Department works. Classes can hold up to 20 people and will be held for seven weeks in a row, either on Tuesday or Thursday nights.

View the Police Citizens’ Academy application which contains instructions on how to submit the completed application. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Police Citizens’ Academy class schedule: 

  • July 21/23 - Introduction/Department Structure/School Safety – Role of the School Resource Officer
  • July 28/30 - Traffic Stops/Defensive Tactics (Including practical hands on exercises)
  • Aug. 4/6 - Use of Force (Including judgmental use of force scenarios)
  • Aug. 11/13 - Special Response Unit/SWAT/Review of UOF Scenarios
  • Aug. 18/20 - Office of Professional Standards
  • Aug. 25/27 - Ride Along Week
  • Sept. 1/3 - Final Week (Ride along discussions / Review / Wrap-up)

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