Senior Citizen's Police Academy

Thursday, February 06, 2014


The Virginia Beach Police Department is proud to announce the 21st Session of the Senior Citizens’ Police Academy.  The session will run from April 2, 2014 – May 21, 2014.

The sessions will be held every Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the:

New Saint John AME Church

5501 Rock Creek Lane

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Class size is limited to 30 participants.

The Virginia Beach Senior Citizens’ Police Academy provides an excellent opportunity for senior citizens, who work and 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 allows 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.  Subjects that are discussed in the Academy include:

Crime Prevention

Senior Safety/Triad/S.A.L.T.

Special Investigations/Narcotics/Vice

Mounted Patrol


Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney

Public Affairs Office

The History of Law Enforcement

Patrol Functions


Basic Criminal Law

Special Operations

Detective Bureau

Crime Solvers

Virginia Beach 9 -1 -1


Applications are available at any Virginia Beach Police Precinct, the Crime Prevention Unit at Building #15 in the City Municipal Center, or on the City of Virginia Beach web site at  Applicants must be a minimum of 50 years of age and applications for this session must be received by Monday, March 24, 2014.  Acceptance letters will be mailed after the closing date.


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