2018-01-17 / Announcements


The Chesterfield County Police Department Community Academy, a 10-week program, begins Feb. 6. 
ASH DANIEL The Chesterfield County Police Department Community Academy, a 10-week program, begins Feb. 6. ASH DANIEL Community members can partner with police

Registration is open through Jan. 23 for the Chesterfield County Police Department Community Academy that kicks off on Feb. 6. The 10-week program includes visual presentations, question-and-answer sessions, tours and a variety of practical exercises. The department believes graduates of the Community Academy play an important partner role in helping ensure that Chesterfield is the safest and most secure community of its size in the U.S. More than 900 residents have already completed the Community or Senior Community academies, which were first offered in 1999.

The academy will meet weekly on Tuesdays through April 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way. The Community Academy is free and open to all county residents, individuals who belong to a community or civic organization located in Chesterfield, or individuals who own a business located in the county. For more information or an application, contact Career Officer Kelly M. Young at 318-8407 or


The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Youth Awards. Young people who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their communities, neighborhoods or schools, and adults who have contributed positively to the development of youths in the county, are eligible. All nominees must be Chesterfield residents and all nominations must be submitted online by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23. Youth nominees must be 12-18 years old, and have demonstrated one or more of the following traits: courage, compassion, leadership, and community or school service. Adults older than 18 who have demonstrated fortitude, service or mentorship while serving youths in Chesterfield are also eligible. For more information, call 796-7100 or email


Matthew Roberts, a teacher at Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse was recently appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology.

Announcements can be emailed to, faxed to 744-3269 or mailed to Chesterfield Observer, Attn: Announcements, P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113.

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