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Gwinnett County Police Department opens applications for Citizens Police Academy

Lawrenceville, Georgia – The Gwinnett County Police Department is inviting the community to participate in the next Citizens Police Academy. This program offers residents a unique opportunity to learn about various aspects of police work and to engage directly with law enforcement.

Scheduled to run from March 5 to May 2, the Citizens Police Academy will hold sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The academy aims to build a group of informed and responsible citizens who are eager to gain a deeper understanding of the work of their police department.

Participants in the academy will be introduced to a wide array of topics, providing a comprehensive view of law enforcement operations. These topics include Crime Prevention, Communications (911), Criminal Investigations, and insights into specialized units such as Gangs, K-9, S.W.A.T., Crime Scene Investigations, Aviation, and the Bomb Squad. Other areas of focus will include the Accident Investigation Unit, D.U.I. Enforcement, Active Threats, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Traffic Enforcement, and Use of Force.

Application Process

Those interested in joining the Citizens Police Academy can apply by visiting the Gwinnett County website at GwinnettCounty.com. The deadline for application submissions is February 9. Late applications will be considered for future CPA sessions, the dates of which will be announced later.

Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected] or by mail to the Gwinnett County Police Community Affairs Sections, P.O. Box 602, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

For any questions regarding the Citizens Police Academy, interested individuals can reach out to Sergeant Eric Rooks at the same email address, [email protected].

Aurelia Whitlock



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