Citizen's Police Academy

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Doraville Police Department sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Department. The Doraville Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.

Citizen's Police Academy

Citizens' Police Academy and Junior Citizen’s Police Academy

Participants receive three hours of training one evening each week in many of the varied functions of law enforcement.  They experience some of the highlights of police training and are exposed to the operations of the Police Department. Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects.  They learn about the processing of crime scenes, conduct a ride-along with an officer, may experience a traffic stop, and see how police canines are used.  CPA participants meet and talk with many of the street officers as well as the command staff and training staff that serves them.  All of this takes place in a safe an entertaining training environment.

Instructors are law enforcement professionals who teach both veteran and recruit police officers. Students leave this training with a greater understanding of the police mission and with increased ability to see how the police serve the community.

This program is not a certification course to become a sworn police officer.

Class size is limited to 50.

All interested persons must complete a written application and give permission for the Doraville Police Department to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record.

For more information on the Doraville Citizen’s Police Academy please contact Jason Deyette:  770-451-6817

Doraville Police Department Junior Citizen’s Police Academy

The Junior Citizen’s Police Academy is held in July of each year and lasts one week.  The session is daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Classes are held at the Doraville Police Department Training Center.  The Academy is open to ages 13-17 and space is limited.

Students participate in the following activities:  Overview of the criminal justice system, physical training of the SWAT team members, tour of the 911 center, crime scene processing and fingerprinting, firearms safety, internet safety, K9 and SWAT demonstrations, mock traffic stops, and much more!

For more information contact Jason Deyette 770-451-6817