Suwanee’s Citizens Police Academy is seeking applicants for its next series of classes beginning Sept. 9 through Oct. 28. (Courtesy City of Suwanee)

Suwanee offers new opportunity to ride along with police

Suwanee’s Citizens Police Academy is seeking applicants for its next series of classes meeting 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday evenings Sept. 9 through Oct. 28 at the Suwanee Police Training Center, 2966 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. A graduation ceremony will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The academy allows residents an opportunity to better understand the day-to-day functions of police officers as well as have a chance to patrol Suwanee’s streets alongside an officer.

Classroom training and hands-on experience will be offered in crime scene processing, traffic stops, building searches, crime prevention, and narcotics identification. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities police officers face each day.

Classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited, and preference is given to Suwanee residents or those who work within city limits. A criminal and driver history background is required. Information and application: www.Suwanee.com or contact Officer Richard Pope at rpope@suwanee.com or 770-904-7641. Notarized applications are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 5.

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