Two Upcoming Citizen Police Academies

APD has announced a spring Citizen’s Police Academy starting April 18 and continuing for 7 weeks. I am a graduate of this program and highly recommend it. I have applications I can pass on to you or you can contact Sergeant Scott Hannula at channula@atlantaga.gov or 404-546-7511 for info.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s department also has a similar educational program beginning April 25 and continuing for 6 weeks. This session will include a tour of the Fulton County Jail, and will be a good compliment to your understanding of policing if you have already been through the APD Academy. Apply to Brenda Clemons at brenda.clemons@fultoncountyga.gov or at 404-612-3562.

Either of these free to us sessions will help you, as a citizen, to better understand how these police agencies operate.

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Fulton Co. Sheriff Citizens’ Academy

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy. Even though the intent of this educational program is somewhat akin to our APD Citizen’s Academy – it is really enough different for even those of us who have done the Atlanta program to consider enrolling in this program also. This program begins 4/25/2012 and continues for 6 successive Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Just as I was typing I suddenly realized that the attachment flyer does not list how to enroll or the location of the Fulton County Training Center. But, since you will need time to clear your calendar for these 6 Wednesdays – I will check on enrollment info and post it on my next report in two weeks. I’d like to have a group of NPU “F” folks enrolled for car pooling.

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Citizen’s Police Academy

Ever wanted to ride with a cop some nite just to see exactly what happens in an 8 hour shift? This is one of the benefits offered in the next session of this terrific course scheduled to start April 13th. It involves a time commitment every Tuesday evening for 12 weeks – but is well worth your time just to see how APD copes with keeping us safe 24/7. Application forms and more details are at http://www.atlantapd.org/index.asp?nav=CPA Joe Laster of Adair Avenue and I just graduated from the last class and we loved it. You will too!

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