Residents participate in the Woodstock Citizens’ Public Safety Academy to learn about the jobs of city police and firefighters. Woodstock is taking applications for the fall session, Aug. 30-Nov. 8. CITY OF WOODSTOCK

Woodstock enrolling for Citizens’ Public Safety Academy

Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2018 Citizens’ Public Safety Academy of the Woodstock Police and Fire Departments.

The academy is a series of classes intended to strengthen the relationship between citizens and police and firefighters, and spotlight the responsibilities of public safety personnel and the risks they face, officials said.

The session will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 30-Nov. 8. The academy is open to anyone who lives, works or has expressed an interest in the city. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and submit to a background investigation.

Applications are due by Monday, Aug. 27. They are available at the Woodstock Police Department, 12453 Highway 92, or at: Information: Officer Ryan Bleisath, 770-592-6000 ext. 1172 or

Classes offered include a CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter) seminar, criminal investigation procedures, crime prevention, extrication, thermal imaging cameras, fire safety and fire prevention.

Students will visit the fire department and Cherokee County Fire Training Center and participate in a judgmental shooting demonstration at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

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