The Conyers Police Department is preparing to once again offer a Citizens Police Academy for citizens in the community this spring.
The CPD Citizens Police Academy will offer the 12-week academy on Tuesdays beginning March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Each session will last three hours, from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 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 self-defense techniques, solve a mock crime scene, obtain identity fraud and cybercrime tips, participate in various scenarios with a demonstration firearm and run laser devices on heavily trafficked roadways. A fresh addition this year is one full night with CPD's new Special Response Team.
Those interested in participating in the Citizens Police Academy are asked to contact CPD Sgt. Peggy Dunn at 678-374-5603 for more information and to request an application.
Applications are due no later than March 7. 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.
For an application go to www.conyerspolice.com or click on the PDF attached to this article.