Now you have the chance this fall of 2009. The Marietta Police Department will offer citizens the chance to experience what it’s like to be a police officer when it hosts its Citizens’ Police Academy this fall. The department is accepting applications for the 11-week program, which will meet every Monday from 6-9 p.m. September 28-December 7, 2009.
Participants will learn about the department’s operations, see demonstrations and participate in hands-on training given by the department’s officers. Participants will learn the challenges police officers face on the streets through role-playing scenarios and ride-alongs with officers during a patrol shift.
- Crime analysis
- Special weapons and tactics (SWAT)
- Crime interdiction unit
- Traffic enforcement
- Community response unit
- Crime scene processing
How to apply
The Academy is open to the public pending a background check. Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department at 240 Lemon Street.
For more information, call Senior Police Officer Tyrone Lawary at 770-794-2361.