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It is the mission of the Alexandria Police Department’s Internship Program to offer college students, who are interested in a law enforcement career, an enlightening, rewarding, and educational experience.
The objective of the program is to provide a meaningful educational and work experience to the selected interns; as well as present an opportunity to assess the police profession first hand.
Our internship offers students an opportunity to observe and work in various units of the police department such as Juvenile Investigations, Adult Investigations, Crime Scene Unit activities, Traffic Enforcement, Patrol Communications and Special Investigations. Students will learn about the departments staffing, mission, activities, records, and services. Internships are composed of both observations and administrative work. Students are not required to major in Criminal Justice.
A background investigation will be conducted on ALL interns.
The intern selection process will be competitive due to the limited number of positions available. A qualifying student must be considered full-time student at a nationally accredited college or university and the following:
Application Packet Submission (to include transcript and an official letter from your schools’ intern coordinator or advisor)
Acceptance or Denial to the program
All applicants must initially contact their college or university’s internship coordinator or advisor to ensure all school requirements have been met and that you are eligible for our internship. An official document from your school stating your eligibility and the hours needed to fulfill the internship must be submitted with your application. Application packets are to be mailed to:
Deputy Chief Cedric Green
Alexandria Police Department
Interns will NOT receive any monetary compensation. All students must incur their own tuition and housing expenses.
To apply for an internship position with APD, please print the internship application and mail completed forms to the above listed address for the Background and Recruitment Unit (registration is free).