Citizens' Police Academy

2023 Fall Session:

Runs September 25th, 2023 to November 20nd, 2023

The application deadline is September 7th, 2023

Download the 2023 Fall Session Flyer

This free course will give you more knowledge about the Chesapeake Police Department and how it functions.

Video: Citizens Police Academy

Please see below in the "How can I apply" area for the application link, or find the PDF application here.

Note: Your application must be notarized. There are free notaries in our libraries. If you are unable to get to one, please contact Larry Garrett and he will arrange to meet with you. For questions or more information, please email Larry Garrett.

Have you ever wondered:

  • What a police officer does all day?
  • What happens to suspects when they are arrested?
  • If a real Crime Scene Investigator works like the ones on television?
  • What happens when a citizen dials 911?
  • What it's really like inside a jail?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions - or if you would just like to know how the Police Department is spending your tax dollars...

You are cordially invited to attend the Chesapeake Citizens Police Academy!

If you would like to receive further information, contact the Chesapeake Police Academy at 757-382-1525.

A criminal record check will be conducted on all participants. Letters will go out approximately two weeks before this session begins.

Visit the City of Chesapeake's Human Resources website "CLICK" for a full list of Police Department job opportunities.