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The Roanoke Police Academy is certified as a Criminal Justice Academy by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and has been in operation since 1969.  The Academy exceeds standards set forth by DCJS, and has provided the Roanoke Police Department and surrounding agencies with the top quality officers.  The Academy is responsible for recruiting, hiring and training officers. The majority of the instructors are Roanoke Police Officers.  The officers are certified by DCJS as instructors and are responsible for teaching Academy curriculum.  Basic Schools are held twice a year. Each Basic School consists of 1,040 hours of instruction over a six-month time period. For more information contact:

Roanoke Police Department Training Academy
Lieutenant Barry Booth
5401B Barns Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone (540) 853-2286
Fax (540) 853-1114
E-mail: police@roanokeva.gov