For anyone intersted in learning about police work, or simply learning more about the Conyers community, Conyers Police Department will offer a Citizens Police Academy for local residents and business owners this spring.
The CPD Citizens Police Academy 10-week session will be held on Tuesdays beginning March 20 at 6:30 p.m. Each session will last approximately three hours, from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., and most sessions will take place in City Council Chambers or the Conyers Police Department training room at 1194 Scott Street, with the exception of one session on a Saturday to be held at a nearby firing range. The academy will also include a tour of the Rockdale County Jail.
“The Citizens Police Academy is one of our most popular community outreach programs,” said Chief of Police Gene Wilson. “This behind the scenes glimpse into law enforcement is a favorite with citizens because it is so hands-on and interactive.”
Academy participants will learn about the various divisions of the CPD, learn self-defense techniques, solve a mock crime scene, obtain identity fraud and cyber crime tips, participate in various scenarios with a demonstration firearm and run laser devices on heavily trafficked roadways.
Those interested in participating in the Citizens Police Academy can contact Sergeant Peggy Dunn or Officer Debbi Krisher at 770-483-6600 for more information and to request an application. Applications, also available on the Conyers Police website, are due by March 14. There is no charge to participate in the academy.
For more information, call 770-929-4201 or visit the Conyers Police Department website at www.conyerspolice.com.