Seeking Applicants - Senior Citizens' Police Academy

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Virginia Beach Police Department is currently taking applications for the 20th Session of its Senior Citizens’ Police Academy.  The Academy provides an excellent opportunity for citizens, who work and/or live in the City of Virginia Beach, to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the police department. This will enable participants to gain a better understanding of the procedures, guidelines, responsibilities, demands, personnel, equipment, policies, and laws that guide the department's decisions. It is not intended to make citizens into police officers but to allow citizens to learn more about police operations. Citizens will become informed as to the actual role of the police and, in return, the police will benefit from the wealth of knowledge the citizens can give about their community. The session will run from October 8, 2013 through October 31, 2013.  The sessions will meet every Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.  Class size is limited to 30. 


Applications are available at any Virginia Beach Police Precinct, the Crime Prevention Unit Building #15 at the Municipal Center, or you can print a copy from the city’s web site

Applicants must be 50 years of age. Completed applications for this session must be received in Crime Prevention either by mail or personal delivery by October 1, 2013.  Please do not drop off completed applications at a police precinct.


Topics that are discussed in the academy include:


History of Law Enforcement

Patrol Functions

Basic Criminal Law


Detective Bureau

Special Operations

Crime Prevention Programs

Driver Education

Human Services

Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney

Range Operations

Personnel & Training

Media Relations

Crime Solvers


For further information, call MPO Dolly Deans at 385-1068 or