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Citizens Police Academy

The Citizen’s Police Academy was designed to create better understanding and communication between citizens and the police through education. The Foundation sponsors this 11 week training course each year which is taught by the Charlottesville Police Department in order to educate citizens on its role in the community, build relationships with community members, and create a cadre of citizens who are better informed about the reality of police work.

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Jaclyn Piermarini

"I really enjoyed hearing about everything the police do, and feel like both on a personal level and on a professional level it will help so much to understand their perspective. We are so lucky to have them. We come from all over the country over in this newsroom, and we know how good we have it with this police force. Thank you such much for treating us to an inside look at what they do!"

—Jaclyn Piermarini, Reporter Charlottesville Newsplex