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CPD Citizens Police Academy classes begin Sept. 22

CONYERS - If you've had an interest in learning how law enforcement works, this may be the class for you: The Conyers Police Department (CPD) is preparing to once again offer a free Citizens Police Academy this fall.

The CPD Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week academy with classes held weekly Tuesdays beginning September 22, at 6:30 p.m. Each session will last two hours, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and most sessions will take place in the Conyers Police Department training room at 1194 Scott Street.

"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 safety tips, solve a mock crime scene, obtain identity fraud and cybercrime tips, participate in various scenarios utilizing a judgmental shooting simulator, Taser scenarios and run laser devices on heavily trafficked roadways. Students will spend one full night with CPD's Special Response Team.

Those interested in participating in the Citizens Police Academy can go to the Conyers Police website to download an application. For questions contact Sergeant Peggy Franklin at 678-374-5603. Applications are due no later than September 18. There is no charge to participate in the academy and participants must be over the age of 18. The class is limited to 20 participants.

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