The Citizens Police Academy will include more than 30 hours of instruction taught in three-hour sessions. Participation requires a commitment of three hours, one night a week, for seven weeks. The training includes classroom courses in crime scenes, a department overview and a zone ride-a-long. Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6 to to 9 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2. Classes are held at the Herbert T. Jenkins Atlanta Police Academy, 180 Southside Industrial Parkway, Atlanta, 30354.
Interested citizens can apply by contacting Lt. J. Durant at the Atlanta Police Academy at (404) 209-5250 or email@example.com. The deadline for application is Monday, Sept. 23. Participants must be a resident of the metropolitan Atlanta area, be at least 21 years old, and have no felony or misdemeanor convictions within one year of application. A standard background check will be completed.