A free Citizens Police Academy will be offered by the Marietta Police Department, beginning April 25. AJC file photo

Marietta Citizens Police Academy begins April 25

The Marietta Police Department will hold a free Citizens Police Academy for 10 weeks, beginning April 25.

The program provides Marietta residents with an opportunity to experience and take an in-depth look at what it is like to be a police officer.

During the program, participants will receive an overview of various units within the police department and learn about multiple topics such as Crime Analysis, Narcotics, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Crime Interdiction Unit, Investigative Services, Traffic Enforcement, Community Response Unit, K-9 Unit and Crime Scene Processing.

Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the Marietta Police Department, 240 Lemon St. NE.

The academy is open to Marietta residents and Marietta’s business or property owners, pending a background check.

Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department (240 Lemon St.) or online at MariettaGa.gov.

Information: Marietta Citizens Police Academy Coordinator, Officer Paul Hill, at 770-794-5356 or phill@MariettaGa.gov

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