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Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center

The partnership between The Warrenton Police Department and The Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center was created through the PDRC’s Community Justice & Peacebuilding (CJP) program. The CJP aims to promote the peaceful resolution of conflict within communities prior to conflict escalation resulting in law enforcement involvement. This is achieved through education, mediation, restorative justice practices, and conflict coaching.

The mission of the Warrenton Police Department is to work in partnership with the residents and businesses of our community to provide a safe and secure environment. With community service as our foundation, we are driven to enhance the quality of life by providing effective law enforcement services through transparent and impartial policing.

Program Goals:

To educate the public, through interactive role-reversal exercises, about the complex role set that police officers must assume to ensure public and personal safety while performing their professional responsibilities.

To educate the public, through interactive role-reversal exercises, about the complex skill set that police officers must master to ensure public and personal safety while performing their professional responsibilities.

To educate the public, through interactive role-reversal exercises, about conflict resolution strategies available to mitigate escalation during a heated interaction.

Program Information:

The program will take place at the Warrenton Police Department in the training room, located at 333 Carriage House Lane, Warrenton, VA 20186 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The program/role play scenario includes the Chief of Police, several officers from the WPD, staff from the Fauquier County Communication Division, as well as staff from the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center.

This program is free to the public.

The program accepts only 8 participants at a time. Participants accepted into the program beyond the maximum limit will be placed on a waitlist and have priority for the following session.

Program Scenarios are based on actual calls for service that the Warrenton Police Department has responded to.

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For more information, contact Officer Fuller at cfuller@warrentonva.gov