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CPD getting ready for Citizens Police Academy
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The Conyers Police Department, (CPD), is preparing to offer the annual Citizens Police Academy, (CPA), for citizens in the community this spring.  

The CPD Citizens Police Academy will offer the 12-week academy on Tuesdays beginning March 10 at 6:30 p.m. Each session will last three hours, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and most sessions will take place in the CPD training room at 1194 Scott Street. 

“The Citizens Police Academy is one of our most popular community outreach programs,” said CPD 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, solve a mock crime scene, obtain identity fraud and cybercrime tips, participate in various scenarios, have time on a firing range and run laser devices on heavily trafficked roadways.  

Upon completion of the CPA, graduates have the opportunity to join the Volunteers in Police Services, (VIPS), program. VIPS assist the department in a variety of ways by attending special events, participating in crime prevention activities, and engaging in other community outreach programs.

Applications are available online or in the lobby of the police department and are due no later than March 6.  There is no charge to participate in the academy and participants must be over the age of 18. The class is limited to 20.

Questions on CPA or VIPS? You may contact Sergeant Peggy Franklin at 678-374-5603 for more information.