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Atlanta Police Seeking Participants For The Citizens Police Academy
Posted Date: 2/26/2013 11:30 AM
Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

  Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Carlos Campos, APD Public Affairs Manager
404-546-4212, office
404-617-5073, cell

Elizabeth Espy, APD Public Affairs Asst. Manager


News Release

Atlanta Police Seeking Participants For The Citizens Police Academy

The Atlanta Police Department is seeking participants for the Citizens Police Academy. As the Department strives for transparency in its operations, the Citizens Police Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate the citizens of Atlanta on the operations of the Department while obtaining valuable feedback from citizens to enhance police and community relations.

The Citizens Police Academy will include over 30 hours of instruction taught in three-hour sessions. Participation requires a commitment of three hours, one night a week, for seven weeks. The training includes classroom courses in crime scenes, a department overview and a zone ride-a-long. Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., beginning April 17th. Classes are held at the Herbert T. Jenkins Atlanta Police Academy, 180 Southside Industrial Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30354.

Interested citizens can apply by contacting Sgt. C. Hannula in the Community Services Division at 404-546-7511 or,; or Lt. J. Durant at the Atlanta Police Academy at 404-209-5250, or The deadline for application is March 30th. Participants must be a resident of the metropolitan Atlanta area, be at least 21 years old, and have no felony or misdemeanor convictions with one year of application. A standard background check will be completed.

A full-service police agency, the Department has adopted a community-oriented philosophy and relies heavily upon community input and collaborative problem-solving strategies. It is through heightened community involvement in public safety matters that the Atlanta Police Department will most effectively address its many priorities, including, but not limited to youth-related crime, domestic violence and the perception of crime in Atlanta.

With an authorized strength of 1,946 sworn officers, the Atlanta Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia, and a dedicated, high-profile force for positive change in our communities.


The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community.