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Background Info

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.

Academy sessions will provide information on topics including hiring and training, uniform operations, special operations, traffic enforcement and radar, criminal law, investigations, forensics, and court room testimony. 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 academy is open to citizens who reside in the Town of Farmville, Prince Edward County, or 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.

Dates and Times

March 7, 2019 until May 2, 2019, each Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Class location will be announced at a later date.


  • To attend, you must be a Town of Farmville, Prince Edward, or Cumberland County resident, or be employed in the Town of Farmville, or be a member of a community or civic organization located in the Town of Farmville.
  • Applicants will be screened for activities that may disqualify them from participating in the academy. This includes, but is not limited to, a criminal history check, a Division of Motor Vehicles check and a police contact check.
  • Participants will be required to show a valid Virginia Driver’s license or other photo identification at the first class session.

Following successful attendance, the participant will receive a certificate of completion from the Chief of Police during a graduation ceremony.

How to Apply

Complete and sign the application below and return it to the Farmville Police Department by February 15, 2019. Applicants will receive confirmation and further details.

2019 Citizens Police Academy Application

Farmville, Virginia
Town of Farmville, Virginia
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