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Citizens Police Academy 2015

August 5, 2015

The Charlottesville Police Department will be conducting another Citizen’s Police Academy starting August 27, 2015 through November 5, 2015. Participants of the Citizen’s Academy will attend class every Thursday evening from 6pm to 8:30pm. Classes will be held at the Charlottesville Police Department located at 606 East Market St (next to the Market St Parking garage).

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a program created by the Charlottesville Police Department that will educate those that attend, of the operations of the Charlottesville Police Department. Class lectures will be conducted by members of the Police Department including; Chief Timothy J. Longo, Sr., Command Staff, Detectives and Officers in specialty units.  Past participants have found this program both informative and rewarding.

The following is a list of topics that will be lectured on during the course of the program:

Introduction and Overview of the Department / Department’s Strategic Plan / Visions and Values
Field Operations Division / Support Services Division / Administrative Services Bureau
General Investigations Bureau / Neighborhood Services Bureau / JADE (Drug Unit)
Gangs / Forensics / Juvenile Matters
Role of the Commonwealth Attorney / Traffic Unit / Crime Prevention
Recruitment and Hiring / Accreditation / Emergency Communications Center (911)
Crime Analysis / Internal Affairs
SWAT / Crisis Negotiations
Firearms / Use of Force
To register and information please contact Sgt. S.P. Knick with the Crime Prevention Unit at 434-566-1430 or

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The Police Department supports the Boys & Girls Club Teen Program by sending officers to the Cherry Avenue Club from 7 to 11 p.m. during the summer. There is nothing quite like seeing a police officer on a Teen Night in the Club, smiling, shooting hoops, or riding a mechanical bull to humanize all officers for the kids. The Club appreciates its unique partnership with the CPD and CPF.

—James Pierce, Executive Director

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