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Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Public Safety Academy

The 2019 Public Safety Academy begins February 19, 2019.
Sessions will be held from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM every Tuesday.

Register Online

Overview

The Roanoke County Police, Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s Department will hold its Public Safety Academy beginning on February 19, 2019. 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 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Please see the current schedule below.

2019 Public Safety Academy Schedule

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. 

Register Online

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.

The 2019 Public Safety Academy begins February 19, 2019. Sessions will be held from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM every Tuesday.
See the 2019 Public Safety Academy Schedule for more details.

For more information, contact Officer T. Butts at (540) 777-8651.