Citizens' Police Academy

2023 Session:

Now Accepting Applications for our March 13th, 2023 to May 22nd, 2023 session!

Application deadline is February 15th, 2023

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

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!

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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.