Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sign Up for the Citizens Police Academy!

Want to learn how and why Richmond Police do what they do?

Then sign up for the Citizens Police Academy, which starts Nov. 4 and includes two weekly evening sessions through Dec. 2. The deadline to register is Oct. 15.

The Richmond Police Department will offer eight sessions for those interested in learning about the Department’s personnel, goals, community policing and law enforcement-related topics.

There will be eight, two-hour sessions held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, excluding the Thanksgiving holiday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

The classes will cover different areas of the Department provided by expert guest instructors, presenters as well as certified police officers and supervisors. The courses’ are diverse and range from the organizational structure and citywide concerns to forensics, criminal investigation, narcotics and firearms.

Anyone who lives or works in Richmond can attend the academy, but you must be at least 18 years old with no felony convictions. Misdemeanor convictions will be reviewed and considered by Chief Bryan T. Norwood.

To register, please contact Mrs. GiTonya L. Parker at 646-7648 or

GTonya.Parker@richmondgov.com. The deadline to apply is on or before Oct. 15. Space is limited.