Community Police Academy

Get to know the Warrenton Police Department (WPD) in our seven-week course designed to introduce residents to the structure and daily operations of the Warrenton Police Department. This academy allows residents and community members to learn about various aspects of the Police Department.

Although the program is offered at no cost, applicants must be a resident of Fauquier County, be at least 21 years old, pass a background check, be willing to attend a seven-week curriculum with graduation on the 8th week and meeting one evening each week. Participants are simply asked to commit to 10 hours of annual volunteer service to WPD post-graduation. Participants who are selected from this competitive application process will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts in local law enforcement. Once the academy class of 15 (maximum) is full, the enrollment process will be closed and all remaining students will be placed on a waiting list. If vacancies occur they will be filled in the order the applications were received.

The academy will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm., for a seven-week period with graduation on the eighth week.

This course will help you gain a better understanding of your Warrenton Police Department (WPD). The members of the WPD will share their knowledge and experience with you through presentations, demonstrations, displays, and hands-on activities.

Classes are a combination of presentations and interactive activities. Class topics will include accreditation, public information and community engagement, the volunteer program, court services, domestic violence, criminal investigations, crime analyst, patrol operations, crisis intervention, record keeping, training program, and much more.

Community Police Academy