1. Citizens Police Academy
  2. Hispanic Community Police Academy
  3. Teen Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy

The Chesterfield County Police Department Citizens Police Academy offers Chesterfield County residents an opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of police practices and procedures. Offered two times a year, the academy enhances communications between the Police Department and the community, and provides residents involvement with the Police Department through volunteer programs.

This free academy is open to all Chesterfield County residents and county business owners as well as members of any community or civic organization located in Chesterfield County.

Fingerprinting at the Citizens' Police Academy

Following successful attendance, the participant will receive a certificate of completion from the Chief of Police during a graduation ceremony. 

Upcoming Academy Dates

2022 Fall Sessions:
Sept. 6-Oct. 18, Tuesdays, 6:30-10 p.m.
Sept. 8-Oct. 20, Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


For more information or to receive an application, email Corporal Matt Rogers or call 804-318-8549.

Chesterfield County Police Department
2730 Hicks Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be adults and reside, own a business or belong to a civic organization within Chesterfield County.

Applicants will be screened for activities that may disqualify them from participating in the academy. This includes, but is not limited to, a criminal history check, a Division of Motor Vehicles check and a police contact check.

Participants will be required to show a valid Virginia Driver’s License or other photo identification at the first class session.


Participants will:

  • Learn about specialized police units, including forensics, K-9 and SWAT
  • Observe communications officers handling 911 calls
  • Operate police RADAR
  • Ride with a police officer on patrol (if desired)
  • Participate in scenarios (if desired)
  • Watch a police canine search for drugs

Instructors will discuss:

  • Criminal investigations
  • Fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Other crime prevention topics