Avondale still accepting Citizens Police Academy applications

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 17, 2015
An Avondale Estates Police Car. Source: City of Avondale Estates, GA

An Avondale Estates Police Car. Source: City of Avondale Estates, GA

Avondale Estates will hold its Citizens Police Academy starting March 10.

Officers will teach ordinary citizens about investigations, traffic enforcement and firearms. The classes will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm through April 28.

“The program is similar to others across the country and is part of law enforcement’s Community Oriented Policing efforts to build bridges of understanding and partnerships between the community and the police,” the announcement from the Police Department says. “Classes are meant to give people a peek into the law enforcement world so they may achieve a better understanding of what, why and how police officers operate–the world as seen through their eyes.

“Each scheduled class is long enough to get a basic understanding of the topic being presented. Classes will consist of an instructional period followed by an application period with hands-on activities or role playing.”

Interested? The deadline to apply is Feb. 20.

According to the city all applicants must …

– Be at least 21 years old

– Be a resident or owner of a business in the city of Avondale Estates

– Have no criminal record

– Attend classes regularly

– Submit to a criminal records check (if selected to attend)

To download an application, click here.

“Applications may be picked up at City Hall during business hours (8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday) and returned no later than 5 pm Friday, Feb. 20,” the announcement from the Police Department says.

City Hall is located at 21 North Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates, GA 30002.

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