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February 13, 2017


Staunton Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy

Are you interested in learning more about Law Enforcement?  Are you curious about the “life behind the badge”?  If your answer is yes, then please join us for the 17th session of the Staunton Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy.  The Staunton Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy will give participants a behind the scenes look at what it is like being a police officer. 

While attending the Citizen’s Police Academy participants will gain insight on how to be a police officer, while experiencing similar conditions.  Participants will also gain knowledge in many topics such as criminal law, criminal investigation, and illegal drugs.  Participants will experience hands on training with firearms and emergency driving. All courses are taught by certified law enforcement and civilian instructors. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must pass a criminal history check.  Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting March 28, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  There will also be two Saturday classes both dates requiring approximately 4 hours of hands on training.  Participants will be required to complete a four hour ride along with any unit in the department.  The Academy class is limited to fifteen participants; applications can be obtained by following the link below or at the Staunton Police Department and are due by March 7th, 2017.  If you have questions please Officer Jennifer Stevens at the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3852.


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