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Citizens Police Academy

Through the 10-week program, participants will learn about the Marietta Police Department's operations, see demonstrations, participate in hands-on training and learn the challenges officers face.

The is accepting applications for citizens to have the chance to experience what it's like to be a police officer when it hosts its Citizens Police Academy this spring.

About Citizens Police Academy

  • Free 10-week program
  • Will meet every Monday evening, 6 to 9 p.m. 
  • Classes are scheduled to begin March 5

Participants will learn about the department's operations, see demonstrations, participate in hands-on training given by officers and learn the challenges police officers face on streets through classroom discussion and role-playing scenarios.

Topics covered will include:

  • Crime analysis
  • Narcotics
  • Special weapons and tactics (SWAT)
  • Crime interdiction unit
  • Investigative services
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Community response unit
  • Crime scene processing

How to apply

  • Open to public pending background check
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must be citizen or business owner within incorporated Marietta city limits
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must pass criminal history check
  • Must complete application and be approved
  • Applications: available at front desk of Marietta Police Department, 240 Lemon St., due no later than Feb. 17

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