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Atlanta Police Department Citizens Police Academy

The Atlanta Police Department Citizens Police Academy

Our mission: To educate the citizens of Atlanta with the operation of their Police Department while obtaining valuable feedback from those citizens to enhance police/ community relations.

The Citizens Police Academy will include dynamic instruction taught in three hour sessions.
Participation in the Academy requires a commitment of one night a week for a seven week period.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, beginning August 1, 2011.

Overview of Course:
v Bomb Tech Demonstrations
v K9 Demonstrations
v Overview of the Police Department
v Crime Scene Investigation
v Judgmental Shooting
v Refuse to be a Victim Seminar
v Tour of the E-911 Center and many other topic

How are participants selected?
The Atlanta Police Department strives to reflect a diverse group of participants. Applicants will be evaluated and notified when they are selected to participate.

Potential candidates for the Citizens Police Academy should meet, but are not limited to the following criteria:
v Be a resident of the metropolitan Atlanta area
v Minimum age of 21 years
v No felony convictions
v No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
v Reliable weekly transportation

After completion of the application, consent forms and a waiver form, a standard background check will be completed. Applicants for the Academy will be disqualified from attending if they have been arrested for any violent crime or any crime that by nature is deemed counterproductive to the spirit and goals of the training program.

How Do I Apply?
Contact any of the following:
Your Community Liaison Unit Representative (COPS)
Sergeant Chad Hannula at (404) 546-7511 or email:
Lieutenant Adam Lee III at (404) 209-5250 or email:

Unless otherwise specified, the Citizen’s Police Academy will be held at:
Herbert T. Jenkins Atlanta Police Academy
180 Southside Industrial Parkway
Atlanta GA 30354

Major T. Quiller
Atlanta Police Department
Zone One Commander

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