Harrisonburg PD's 27th Annual Community Police Academy


From Harrisonburg Police Department's FB Page: It's back! The application process is now open for HPD's 27th Annual Community Police Academy (CPA).

The academy is open to all community members who live, work, or go to school in the City of Harrisonburg who are at least 18 years old.

The CPA will be held from March 1st to May 3rd. Classes are conducted by various members of the department each Tuesday night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Harrisonburg Police Department.

Individuals attending the Academy gain an in-depth look at the various divisions within HPD. Classroom discussions and hands-on practical scenarios make the learning experience come alive for participants. The knowledge gained helps to open communication and therefore promote understanding of the very difficult yet rewarding profession of law enforcement (Note: attendance does not certify attendees in any way as police officers)

Meet Chief Kelley Warner and her Command Staff, Tour HPD, and learn about all of the topics below:

Emergency Communications Center, Patrol Procedures, Major Crimes Unit, Special Operations, SWAT, Use of Force, Gang & Drug Task Forces, Firearms (with a trip to the range), K9 Operations, Traffic Stops, Vehicle Operations, Crime Scene and Evidence, Restorative Justice, and Crisis Negotiations.

Applications may be found online at

https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/community-police-academy or in the lobby of the Public Safety Building at 101 N. Main St. The due date for the applications is February 20th, 2022.

Police officer who is talking to teacher on campus

Photo: Getty Images


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