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Jul 20

Citizen Police Academy Accepting Applications

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 8:15 AM by Communications Department

The Newport News Citizen Police Academy (CPA) provides an opportunity for citizens to learn more about police operations. Police Academy 1_SCThe academy runs for 12 weeks and classes are held every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with the exception of one Saturday set aside for the firing range. Some of the topics addressed include: Recruiting: How are Officers selected, Criminal Investigations, Forensics, Gangs, Probable Cause/Use of Force, Marine Patrol, K-9, Special Victims: Child Abuse/Domestic & Family Violence and the Tactical Operations Unit; just to name a few. Additionally, participants visit the 911 Communications Center and the city jail.

Interested citizens must submit an application by the August 17 deadline and meet the following requirements: (1) 18 years of age, (2) pass a criminal background check and (3) be a Newport News resident, Police Academy 2_SCbusiness owner, employed by the city or be connected to the city in some way (exceptions are made on a case by case basis). Classes are held twice a year. The fall sessions run from September through December and the Spring sessions from February to May. The next class is scheduled to take place from September 14 - December 7. For additional information or an application, visit the CPA website.