By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Snellville Citizens Police Academy
Citizens Police Academy looking for applicants

Snellville– The city’s police department is now accepting applications for the 18th session of the Citizens Police Academy. Founded in the spring of 2003, the Academy has grown to a 12-week program which takes place twice a year. It is designed to educate the public about the operation of the police department and how the involvement of the community can help 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 receive 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 old 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 into the Academy.

The first meeting starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 and runs until Nov. 20. Classes are every Thursday from 6 to about 8 p.m.

For more information contact Lt. Robert Pendleton at 770-985-3555 or rpendleton@snellville.org.