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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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What We Do
James Pierce

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

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia