If you’ve ever been curious about how a city’s police department operates, this program could be your chance to find out.
The Chamblee Police Department is currently accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy, which begins in October and runs for several weeks this fall. Participants in the free academy will learn about a variety of police-related topics, including:
- Types of police patrol
- The basics of criminal investigation
- How the jail and dispatch systems work
- Special operations, including code enforcement and the park ranger
- Citizen response to active shooter situations
- Criminal procedure and crime trends.
The academy meets every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chamblee Police Department.
“Residents gain insight into the department, and the department has a growing pool of volunteers having an intimate knowledge of police operations and its opportunities,” Chamblee police Chief Kerry Thomas said in a statement. “This is a great example of the acceptance of a shared responsibility. Residents and police are working together to make our community safer.”
Applicants must live or work in Chamblee, be at least 18 years old and submit to a background check.
To apply, download an application online and submit it to Lt. Guy Antinozzi at email@example.com. If you have more questions, you can also contact the lieutenant at 470-395-2447. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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