The Woodstock Police Department will accept applications until Feb. 25 for the spring 2014 “Citizens’ Public Safety Academy,” set to begin Feb. 27.
The Citizens’ Public Safety Academy is a series of educational classes designed to enhance residents’ understanding of various aspects within the police and fire professions.
Some of the classes offered during this series are domestic violence response, criminal investigation procedures, crime prevention, SWAT demonstrations, fire safety and fire prevention.
Anyone who lives, works or has an expressed interest in the city may apply for the Citizens’ Public Safety Academy. Applicants are required to be at least 19 years old and submit to a background investigation prior to acceptance in the program. Once accepted, positions are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
The program is intended to strengthen the relationship between the residents and the Woodstock Police and Fire departments, as well as spotlight the responsibilities of public safety personnel and the inherent risks associated with the professions.
The Citizens’ Public Safety Academy will be at the Chambers at City Center, at 8534 Main Street in Woodstock, every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting Feb. 27 and ending on May 8.
Applications are available at the Woodstock Police Department, at 12453 Highway 92 in Woodstock, or by visiting www.woodstockga.gov/police/cpa.
The deadline for accepting applications is Feb. 25. For more information on the Citizens’ Public Safety Academy, contact Officer Ryan Bleisath at (770) 592-6000 extension 1172, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.