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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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CPD Officer Perspective

I have been a Police Officer for a long time. I have seen both joyful and horrific times thru the years; some dark days & rainy nights I have even asked myself if it was worth it, and did anybody really care? Thanks to the Foundation, I know someone does. Not just funding equipment or training or the many other things that have been done, but by letting us see all of you among us as we work. The outpouring of support from the community itself has demonstrated to us that there are still SO MANY good people in this broken world.

—CPD Officer Perspective, CPD Officer Charlottesville Police Department