By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Citizens Police Academy looking for participants

Snellville – Applications are currently being accepted for the next Citizens Police Academy class. 

The class will run from March 3 through May 19 and take place each Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive. 

The Snellville Citizens Police Academy began in the spring of 2003 and has grown into a 12-week program which is held in the spring and fall each year. The class is designed to educate civilians on the operation of the police department and how community involvement 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 tour the Gwinnett County Jail and will have a graduation dinner provided at the last session.

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 snellville.org, 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 rpendleton@snellville.org.