Applications are being accepted for future sessions. 
 
Citizen Police Academy Application Form
 
Do you wonder what it would be like to be a police officer? How do they make the decisions they make? What does a detective do? How are they trained?
 
The Citizen Police Academy gives citizens an overview of the Prince William County Police Department. Graduates of the course will have a better understanding of the operation of the Department and a greater awareness and appreciation of the challenges and decisions faced by Prince William County police officers each day.
 
The Citizen Police Academy provides citizens with insight into the operation and activities of the Prince William County Police Department. The nine-week program meets one evening per week and consists of classroom and hands-on instruction. Topics to be covered include virtually every aspect of police work including Patrol Operations Criminal Investigations Tactical Operations Crime Scene Management Internal Affairs and Special Operations. In addition participants will be given the opportunity to ride a shift with a patrol officer and be familiarized with police equipment including firearms.
 
For more information call the Criminal Justice Academy at 703-792-6599.