SNELLVILLE – There are still slots available for those wanting to take part in the 24th session of the Snellville Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy.
The popular class is offered to strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation between citizens and the police department.
The 12-week class begins Aug. 31 and ends Nov. 16.
This class will also help citizens gain a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities of officers. Some of the classes included in this training will be on domestic violence, traffic stops, building searches, a tour of the jail and narcotics identification. This program also includes a ride along program with a Snellville police officer.
CPA instructors are Snellville police officers, each teaching a specific topic. Several of the instructors are Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council certified police instructors.
Anyone who is over the age of 18 can enroll. You do not have to be a Snellville resident to participate. Space is limited - approximately 20 students are accepted for each academy.
Applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25. The first class is from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Snellville Police Department Headquarters, 2315 Wisteria Drive.
An application for the CPA is available at http://www.snellville.org/citizens-police-academy or at the Police Station. The application must be filled out completely, must include an email address and must be notarized.
You will be notified via e-mail or phone call as to the status of your application.
If you have any questions contact Lt. R. Pendleton at 770-985-3573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.