Woodbridge Citizen's Police Academy

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The Woodbridge Police Department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning February 5th, 2013. The academy will be held once a week for twelve weeks and is designed to give participants a working knowledge of police operations. During this academy, participants will experience hands-on police training and be exposed to the policies and procedures that guide officers in making their day to day decisions. Participants will be taught the basics of criminal law, patrol procedures, tactics, firearms, and many other topics. During this training, participants will have the opportunity to speak directly with patrol officers as well as the command staff of the department that serves them.

Participants will receive training in the following areas:


History of the WPD                                       Department Operations

POSTC/Recruit Selection                              Field Training Program

Communications                                             Constitutional Law

Arrest/Search Warrants                                Crime Scene Processing

Booking Procedures                                      Patrol Procedures

Crime Scene Photography                             Animal Control

Storm Management/Emergency Operations Center

Shelter Management                                     D.U.I.

Motor Vehicle Enforcement                          Radar/Laser


School Shootings/Active Shooter Response

Penal Code

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence   Rape Crisis

Responding to Violence & Aggression

School Resource Officer                               D.A.R.E.

Accident Reconstruction                               Narcotics/K-9


**All participants over the age of 18 who complete at least 5 weeks of training will be allowed to participate in a live fire range day and Ride-Along  program**


Applications may be picked up at the WPD front desk and returned no later than Friday January 18th, 2013.


For Further Information contact:

Sgt Brian McCarthy

203-387-2511 Ext 20


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