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HCSO Citizen's Police Academy

  • September 12, 2023
  • November 14, 2023

Registration Open for Citizens Police Academy


Hanover, Va. – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its 34th session of the Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy will take place from September 12, 2023 through November 14, 2023. The academy will be held every Tuesday between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office. There will be no cost for the participants.


This program is available to Hanover residents, business owners, or employees who are at least 21 years of age.  Applicants must be willing to submit to a background check. Class size is limited and applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-accepted basis.


This academy is designed to give participants an inside look into law enforcement with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. The training will consist of a variety of law enforcement topics as well as pro-active crime prevention presentations, which will give citizens a better understanding of what members of the Sheriff’s Office do on a daily basis. The goal of the academy is to foster productive relationships with citizens in our community and for them to develop a better understanding of law enforcement.


Those interested are urged to download an application at or contact Mrs. Lisa Hancock at (804) 365-6409 for an application or additional information. Please note, the application needs to be notarized.


The deadline to apply is July 15, 2023.

11211 Air Park Rd, Suite 2, Ashland, VA 23005

804-442-2093 |


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