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    Citizen's Police Academy

    This new revamped 6-week academy educates citizens on topics like police operations and use of force, giving them an inside look into the Lynchburg Police Department.

    Next Class: Tentatively Spring 2019

    Sample Topics:

    • LPD Hiring Process
    • The Community Action Team
    • The Department of Emergency Services / How Calls for Service are Handled
    • "Know Your Rights"
    • Intelligence Led Policing
    • The Body Worn Camera System
    • Traffic Stop Scenarios / Traffic Safety
    • Field Operations 
    • Use of Force
      • Taser Demonstration
      • Baton Demonstration
    • A special day at the LPD Firing Range to include:
      • Firearms
      • Tactical Demonstration
      • K9 Demonstration
    • Use of Force / Fire Arms Training Simulator

    If you are interested in future classes please complete the Citizen's Police Application. There is no cost to participate in this program. You must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Look for more information on our Facebook Page
    Classes will run on Thursday evenings from 6:00PM - 8:30PM, at the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy located at 1200 Church Street.

    For more information contact Cindy Kozerow, Community Action Team at (434) 455-6145, or cynthia.kozerow@lynchburgva.gov