Jan. 7, 2022
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA –The Chesterfield County Police Department is calling for applications to participate in the 2022 Citizens Police Academy. This year, the program will be expanding from two academies to five, with two in the spring, one in the summer and two in the fall. Locations for the classes will be announced at a later date. To fill out and submit an application, visit https://www.chesterfield.gov/945/Academies.
The dates are as follows:
• Spring Academy - March 1 - April 12, 2022 - Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
• Spring Academy - March 3 - April 14, 2022 - Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
• Summer Academy - May 12 - June 23, 2022 - Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
• Fall Academy - September 6 - October 18, 2022 - Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
• Fall Academy - September 8 - October 20, 2022 - Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Academy participants will:
• Learn about specialized police units, including forensics, K-9 and SWAT
• Conduct traffic stop scenarios with the Traffic Safety Section
• Ride with a police officer on patrol (if desired)
• Participate in scenarios (if desired)
• Learn about officer accountability from the Office of Professional Standards and County Attorney
Participants must be adults and reside, own a business or belong to a civic organization within Chesterfield County. Applicants will be screened for activities that may disqualify them from participating in the academy.
For more information or an application, please call Corporal Matt Rogers at 804-318-8549 or email him at RogersMW@chesterfield.gov.