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Our next meeting will be on February 20th, TIME: 7:00PM LOCATION: The Second Patrol Division, 2500 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA. See you then! CLICK TO SEE MAP


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CPAAAN offers a hearty welcome to our website visitors! Get to know “About Us”, that is, about the city of Norfolk, Virginia, and about our growing civic organization in which all members are graduates of the NPD Citizens Police Academy.

Norfolk is a city full of history, having been founded in 1682. Many of its original inhabitants were watermen or merchants who depended on the nearby Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.  Located on the east coast of Virginia, Norfolk boasts a very busy seaport serving both civilian and military installations, as well as Norfolk International Airport, public and private universities, and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Approximately 241,000 people call our community home; many military families who have been stationed here choose to make this their permanent residence in retirement.  There are approximately 900 sworn and civilian employees of the Norfolk Police Department who protect our many diverse neighborhoods.


About Us

The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of Norfolk originated in 1999 when about a dozen graduates of the Citizens Police Academy met with Assistant Chief Sharon Chamberlin and Investigator Judy Hash to form a Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. The group felt that the knowledge that had been gained could in turn be used to make a positive contribution toward public safety in our communities. The membership has increased steadily over the years and today we have over 100 paid members. Anyone who has graduated from the NPD Citizens Academy, is eligible for membership in the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. CPAAAN is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is to support law enforcement in Norfolk, Virginia through education, information, networking, community service and volunteerism.

EDUCATION: To assist in promoting a high quality citizen academy in Norfolk; to stimulate education in the practices and procedures of the Norfolk Police Department; to foster interaction with other community support/enforcement agencies.

INFORMATION: To increase public awareness and police/community rapport.

NETWORKING: To develop closer contact among citizen academy graduates.

COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEERISM: To support the volunteer and community service efforts of Citizen Academy Alumni members.


Annual members dues are $10.00 per person and due in September. Checks should be made payable to the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of Norfolk (CPAAAN). Dues may be paid at any general meeting or mailed to:

Citizens Police Academy Alumni Assocation of Norfolk
2500 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502

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