ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is now accepting applications for the fall Citizen’s Police Academy. The 22nd Citizen’s Police Academy will begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Academy will consist of 12 sessions that meet on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at police headquarters located at 1425 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, Virginia.
The Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to create better understanding and communication between citizens and the police through education and provide comprehensive information about the operations of the Arlington County Police Department. Some of the topics of discussion include: police hiring, legal considerations, use of force, vehicle operations, community engagement, K9, SWAT and mental health crisis intervention.
The Citizen’s Police Academy takes place inside a secure facility and individuals who wish to apply will be subject to a background check. Applications are due no later than Friday, July 6, 2018. Individuals seeking additional information about the Citizen’s Police Academy may contact the Training and Career Development Unit at 703-228-4247 or by email at ACPDTraining@arlingtonva.us.