HPD P.A.T.C.H. Summer Camp 2024

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Current Size: 80%

PATCH campP.A.T.C.H. Camp is a free day camp hosted by the Harrisonburg Police Department. Our goal is to provide young adults exposure to their local police department and the role it plays in the community. We aim to foster and enhance Pride, Accountability, Teamwork, Courage, and Honor to youth interested in law enforcement by participating in our summer camp. We will be educating the participants on the various duties in which officers specialize in a relaxed environment with an active and hands-on approach.

The program is supervised by officers within the Harrisonburg Police Department and other volunteers. P.A.T.C.H. Camp will begin with an orientation event on Friday, June 21st, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. The remainder of the camp will be Monday, June 24th to Friday, June 28th, from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Lunch will be provided for each PATCH camper, but transportation to and from the police department is the responsibility of the family. 

If you are interested, please review the requirements below, complete the application via the form link below, or download, print, and return it to the Harrisonburg Police Department lobby no later than May 31st, 2024.

Download Application PDF [246KB]


Harrisonburg Police Department
Attn: Community Resource Unit - PATCH
101 N. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Contact for questions:
Sergeant John Hancock – Community Resource Unit

Officer Rebecca Bechtel – Community Resource Unit

HPD P.A.T.C.H. Requirements:

  • Residents of the City of Harrisonburg will be given priority. Applicants from other jurisdictions will be considered.
  • Applicants must be 11 to 15 years old.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a public or private school and maintain a “C” grade point average.
  • Applicants need to provide their latest report card to verify.
  • Applicants must be of good ethical and moral character in school and in the community. 

The Community Resource Unit will review all applications for acceptability in this selective screening process.