Hello Westwood neighbors,
Ever wonder what it’s like to be the person behind the badge? Apply to attend one of Henrico County’s upcoming Citizen Police Academies and find out! When you attend one of these academies, you’ll experience some of the same training police and communications recruits receive, including:
- Meet the Police Command Staff and hear how they manage the business side of law enforcement and Internal Affairs.
- Hear engaging stories from detectives, Communications officers, and officers from the Canine Unit.
- Discover the science of Crash Investigations, Forensic Investigations, and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS.)
- Gain valuable knowledge about crime prevention.
- Technology Enhanced Modern Policing Operations (TEMPO)
- Meet new people and make new friends while having fun!
- You’ll have the opportunity to experience unique, hands-on training activities, meet Division staff members and officers, and see live demonstrations. Academies may also feature guest speakers who will discuss topics such as Severe Weather Preparedness, Consumer Protection, Con & Fraud Prevention, in addition to other topics of interest.
Depending upon the section, the Academy will begin either February 26 or 27, and meet once a week for 11 weeks.
To learn more and access the application, click here.
Please note: Richard Mallory, Westwood’s own Henrico County Community Police Officer, will be teaching the Citizens Academy evening sessions!
Applications must be submitted by January 31st, 2019.
Maria Holperin Terrell
Westwood Civic Association