Academy to begin in March

Published 3:03 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Farmville Police Department is inviting citizens to apply for the Farmville Police Department Citizens Police Academy, which will begin in March.

“This academy will consist of nine sessions on Thursday nights beginning March 1 and ending April 26,” officials said in a press release. “The classes will start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.”

The release cited that the goal of the academy is to provide citizens with a general knowledge of the day-to- day operations of the Farmville Police Department, all in an effort to enhance our abilities to better serve them and the community.

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“Academy sessions will provide information on topics including hiring and training, uniform operations, special operations, traffic enforcement and radar, criminal law, investigations, forensics and courtroom testimony,” officials said in the release. “There will be both classroom lecture sessions and practical exercises. Citizens will also be encouraged to complete a ride along with a Farmville police officer during this academy.”

The release cited that the academy is open to citizens who reside in the Town of Farmville, Prince Edward County, Cumberland County, citizens who work in the Town of Farmville, or are a member of a civic organization in the Town of Farmville.

“This academy will be limited to 20 students,” officials said in the release. “Citizens interested in attending can pick up an application at the police department or by visiting the police department website at The deadline for applications is Feb. 9.”

The release cited that applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Lieutenant C. W. Moss at the Farmville Police Department at (434) 392-2109.