Snellville citizens participated in a graduation ceremony of the 27th Citizens’ Police Academy session. (Courtesy City of Snellville)

Snellville accepting applications for next Citizens’ Police Academy

The Snellville Citizens’ Police Academy is accepting applicants for its 28th session.

The class is offered “in order to strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation between our citizens and our police department,” Lt. Rob Pendleton said. “This will also help our citizens gain a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities of our officers.”

Classes meet over 12 weeks at 6 p.m. beginning Aug. 29 through Nov. 14. at the Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive. Topics include domestic violence, traffic stops, building searches, narcotics identification and a tour of the Gwinnett County Jail. The program also includes a ride along with a Snellville police officer.

This free program is open citizens 18 years and older who live in Snellville area, but attendees do not have to live in city limits. A background investigation will be conducted on all applicants prior to acceptance.

Notarized applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 23.

Applications: www.tinyurl.com/SnellvilleAcademy. Information: Lt. Rob Pendleton at 770-985-3573 or rpendleton@snellville.org.

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