Citizens Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy is an 11-week program intended to foster relationships with the citizens of Wheeling in order to provide them with a working knowledge of the policies and limitations of the Wheeling Police Department. This program helps to increase the trust and confidence of our citizens in our ability to provide effective public safety, and creates better understanding between the citizens of Wheeling and the Wheeling Police Department through education.

Depending on the interest and number of participants, the Wheeling Police Department will hold a spring and/or fall class. The notice for signups will be posted several months in advance for the public.

After graduating from the Citizen Police Academy, participants can join the CPA-AA (Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association). The CPA-AA is a non-profit group that supports the efforts of the Wheeling Police Department and the Citizens Police Academy. The group has more than 175 members and meet monthly.

CPA Contact: Lt. Josh Sanders
Phone: (304) 234-6434