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Extended deadline for Citizens Police Academy
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For anyone who's wondered just what's involved in police work and in being an officer, the Citizens Police Academy is for you. 

Following a successful spring session, the Conyers Police Department will once again offer a 10-week Citizens Police Academy for local residents and business owners this fall. 

The CPD Citizens Police Academy will offer the classes on Tuesdays beginning September 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Each session will last approximately two and a half hours 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 Citizens Police Academy was revived last year and proved to be a huge success with all class participants,” said Police Chief Gene Wilson.  “Due to popular demand, we’re happy to once again provide this behind-the-scenes look at policing in Conyers this fall.”

Academy participants will learn about the various divisions of the CPD, learn self defense techniques, solve a mock crime scene, identity fraud and cyber crime, participate in various scenarios with a demonstration firearm and run laser devices on heavily trafficked roadways.

Those interested in participating in the Citizen Police Academy should contact Officer Thomas Owen or Officer Debbi Krisher at 770-483-6600 for more information and to request an application. 

Applications are due no later than August 30. There is no charge to participate in the academy. For more information, call 770-929-4201 or go to