Loudoun County, VA (July 18, 2023) – The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the commencement of its 50th Citizens’ Police Academy on September 7, 2023. This milestone commemorates 25 years of fostering community engagement by helping citizens better understand law enforcement operations in Loudoun County.
The Citizens’ Police Academy is free and will have sessions every Thursday from September 7 through November 16, 2023, beginning at 7:00 PM. Class locations will vary.
Since its inception, over 1,200 citizens and community members have graduated from the Academy, helping them to become better-informed and enhancing the engagement of the LCSO. One of the highlights of each session is the opportunity for class members to participate in a ride-along with a deputy, offering a first-hand experience of the challenges and rewards of keeping Loudoun safe.
"We’re very proud of the many LCSO employees who staff and instruct at our law enforcement Academy,” said Sheriff Mike Chapman. “We look forward to welcoming the 50th class and fostering our mission of trust, transparency, and cooperation with the community."
For more information about the 50th Citizens Police Academy and registration details, please visit the link. Registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.