Community Police Academy

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Current Size: 80%

Every year the Harrisonburg Police Department opens its doors to citizens within the community to learn more about the various jobs and duties of the department.

The purpose of the Community Police Academy is to give you insight into the daily operations of the Harrisonburg Police Department and to better understand the role law enforcement plays in developing safe communities.  Attendees will not become certified law enforcement officers, but strong relationships will be formed which are important to all involved.

Not only do the participants get more insight into HPD, but they also get hands-on experience and participate in different scenarios that officers could potentially encounter.

Dates, Times, and Location:

*Applications for 2023 are due by February 13, 2023.

Academy start date is March 1, 2023, with an end date of May 3, 2023.

Classes will be held once a week, every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Meeting location will be the Public Safety Building, 101 N. Main St in Harrisonburg.

Contact Information:

Sergeant J.R. Hancock Auxilliary Lieutenant S. Sellers
Email: Email:
Phone:  540-437-2645  


If you'd like to apply for the 2023 Community Police Academy, please use the application below:

2023 CPA Application PDF [204KB]