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Citizens Police Academy accepting applicants

Citizens Police Academy accepting applicants

SNELLVILLE – Applications are currently being accepted for the Citizens Police Academy.

The first class will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive. 

The class will run through Nov. 19.

The Snellville Citizens Police Academy was founded in the Spring of 2003 with the graduation of the first class. The Academy has grown to a 12-week program which is held in the Spring and Fall each year. It is designed to educate the public about the operation of the police department and how the involvement of the community can help to deter crime.

Law enforcement topics are discussed and members engage in practical exercises with Snellville police officers. Topics include domestic violence, drug awareness, traffic stops, firearms training and crime scene processing. Participants will have a tour of the Gwinnett County Jail and will have a graduation dinner provided at the last session of the Academy.

This program is open to all Snellville and Gwinnett residents, 18 years and older. There is no charge for attending and you do not have to live in the city limits to participate. Applications are on the city website at, or can be picked up at the police department. A background investigation will be conducted on all applicants prior to acceptance in the Academy.

For further information, contact Lt. Robert Pendleton at 770-985-3555 or