By Powder Springs Police
Beginning Aug. 14, the Powder Springs Police Department will be hosting a 10-week Citizen Police Academy.
Most classes will held between 6 and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The Citizen Police Academy provides an opportunity for citizens to learn firsthand about police operations. Through a series of lectures, field trips and simulated activities, citizens are provided training similar to that of an actual police officer.
The academy benefits the community and the department because it builds relationships and creates a group of citizens that are better informed about the reality of police work.
The curriculum includes criminal law, patrol procedures, mock trial, accident reconstruction, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, defensive tactics and more.
Citizens will also have the opportunity to attend Glock firearms training and a chance to ride along with an officer on patrol.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and pass a criminal background check.
Classes are held at the Powder Springs police station at 1114 Sailors Parkway.
To download the application, click here. Completed applications should be returned to the station in person before the Aug. 14 start date. Identification with photograph is required before the background check can be completed.
For more information, contact the department at 770-943-1616.