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Public Safety Academy

Registration for the Public Safety Academy Is Closed At This Time


The goal of the Public Safety Academy is to educate citizens on why and how our agencies carry out our missions while working together as a team.

About the Roanoke County Public Safety Academy

Citizens will learn about everything related to public safety in Roanoke County. Police topics will include patrol, budget, community service officers, school resource officers, driving range, use of force, traffic unit, firing range, K9, S.W.A.T, VICE, criminal investigations, evidence collection, academy tour, polygraph and building clearing.

The Sheriff’s Department will cover the jail history, jail tour, jury selection, court security, civil process, criminal law, E.R.T, clerk of court, services, and A.V.O.I.D self-defense.

Fire and Rescue Department topics include a fire system overview, personal protective equipment, CPR and AED certification, Fire Marshal, investigations, inspections, public education, hazmat, EMS, CPAT, apparatus and hose streams, technical rescue and haul back systems.

There will also be presentations on the Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and a tour of the Western Virginia Regional Jail. The Public Safety Academy will meet every Tuesday beginning on February 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Please see the current schedule below.

Who Can Attend?

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older and no longer in High School. 
  • You do not have to be a Roanoke County Resident in order to attend. 

Public Safety Academy Applications are also at the Public Safety Center located at 5925 Cove Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 or at the Roanoke County Sheriff’s Department located 401 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153.

For more information, contact Officer Bruch at (540) 777-8620.