Marietta Citizens Police Academy begins Jan. 25

The Marietta Police Department will conduct its Citizens Police Academy for Marietta residents and business or property owners to experience and take an in-depth look at what it is like to be a police officer.

Participants will get 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.

The free 11-week program will begin on Jan. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the Marietta Police Department.

Background checks are required of participants.

Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department, 240 Lemon St. or online at

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Information: Citizens Police Academy Coordinator, Officer P. Hill, at 770-794-5356 or by email at

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