Suwanee Police Offering Citizens Police Academy
Are you a cop show junkie? Can’t get enough of the Law & Order, CSI, or NCIS programs? Well, you may be interested in a “behind the scenes” program being offered by the Suwanee Police Department, a hands-on, eight-week program that promises to be more realistic, personal, and impactful than watching a good television cop show.
The Suwanee Police Department will offer its popular Citizens Police Academy from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning February 19 at the Police Training Center at 2966 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, according to a city news release.
Those wishing to participate must provide notarized applications by 5 p.m. Monday, February 4. Applications are available at www.suwanee.com. Applicants must be at least 19 years old, and City of Suwanee residents receive priority placement.
The program offers participants a better understanding of the day-to-day functions, risks, and experiences of Suwanee police officers. Topics addressed include crime scene processing, traffic stops, building searches, crime prevention, and narcotics identification.
A 2012 Citizens Police Academy participant said in an evaluation: “The program is very informative, and it helps to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.”