The Atlanta Police Department is currently accepting applications for an upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy that gives citizens an inside look at its work.
The program serves as an opportunity to experience aspects of basic law enforcement training and gain a better understanding of the operations and practices of APD, according to a press release. Additionally, the program includes approximately 24 hours of instruction with specific topics that include crime lab, 911, identity theft, use of force, SWAT, homicide investigations and more.
According to APD, the eight-week course begins May 29 and is held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters at 226 Peachtree St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Potential candidates for the Citizens Police Academy must meet these requirements:
- Be a resident of the Metropolitan Atlanta area
- Be at least 21 years old
- No felony convictions
- No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
To apply, contact Elizabeth Espy, director of community engagement and events, by calling 404-546-2541 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Applicants must scan and email, mail or hand deliver the completed application to Epsy.
The deadline for applications to be returned is May 22, 2018, and space is limited.