Marietta Citizens Police Academy begins Aug. 4

The Marietta Police Department will begin its annual Citizens Police Academy from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4, continuing every Tuesday for 10 weeks at the police department at 240 Lemon Street in Marietta.

This free program provides an opportunity for Marietta residents to experience what it is like to be a police officer.

Participants will receive an inside look at various units within the police department, learning about such topics as crime analysis, narcotics, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), crime interdiction unit, investigative services, traffic enforcement, community response unit and crime scene processing.

The academy is open not only to Marietta residents but also to Marietta business or property owners, pending a background check.

Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department at 240 Lemon St. or online at www.MariettaGa.gov/police.

Information: Officer David Baldwin, coordinator of the Marietta Citizens Police Academy, at 770-794-5356 or by email at Dbaldwin@MariettaGa.gov.