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 2024 are due by February 9, 2024.

Academy start date is March 12, 2024, with an end date of May 14, 2024.

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:

Email HPD Community Resource Unit: 


If you'd like to apply for the 2024 Community Police Academy, please use the application below:

2024 CPA Application PDF [205KB]