Atlanta Police Seeking Participants for the Citizens Police Academy

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March 4, 2016

News Release

 Atlanta Police Seeking Participants for the Citizens Police Academy

Enhancing Police and Community Relations

ATLANTA–The Atlanta Police Department is proud to announce the first of three sessions of the 2016 Citizens Police Academy. Participation in the Academy provides citizens with an opportunity to learn about the operations and practices of the Atlanta Police Department.

The Atlanta Citizens Police Academy is designed to support the department’s mission of building partnerships with the community. It is an 8-week experience held once per week, providing citizens with an insight of the department and an opportunity to experience highlights of basic law enforcement training.  The Citizens Police Academy includes over 30 hours of instruction with classroom courses in crime scenes, 911, criminal procedure, K9 demonstration, identity theft, a department overview, and a zone ride-a-long.

The classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning March 23rd.  Classes meet at the Herbert T. Jenkins Atlanta Police Academy, 180 Southside Industrial Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30354.

Potential candidates for the Citizens Police Academy should meet, but are not limited to the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the Metropolitan Atlanta area
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • No felony convictions and
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application


  • Interested citizens can request an application by contacting Lieutenant A. Clay at, 404-546-7511 or Sergeant F. Claxton at, 404-209-5250
  • Hand deliver or mail the completed application to: Lieutenant A. Clay 226 Peachtree St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303

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