Citizens Police Academy looking for applicants

There are a few spots remaining for the spring session of the Snellville Citizens Police Academy.

For any who have not taken this class I highly recommend you do. It is not only interesting but also gives you great insight into what our Officers do and what they have to face daily to keep our community safe.  This is a 12 week course, one class every Thursday, and I admit that after I signed up I wondered if I would be able to make all the classes but starting with the first class it was so interesting the time and weeks seem to fly by.

The Snellville Police Department is offering this course in order to strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation between citizens and police. The Academy also helps citizens gain a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities of officers.

The 12-week course begins March 2 and ends May 18.

Some of the classes included in the course are domestic violence, traffic stops, building searches, a tour of the jail and narcotics identification. This program also includes a ride along program with a Snellville police officer.

This program, founded in the spring of 2003, is open to all Snellville and Gwinnett residents 18 years and older. There is no charge for attending and participants do not have to live in the city limits to participate. A background investigation will be conducted on all applicants prior to acceptance in the Academy.

An application can be found here –—revised.pdf – and at the Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive.

For more information contact Lt. Pendleton at 770-985-3573 or

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  1. I went thru the 21st class and loved it. I am retired and always looking for constructive things to fill my time. If you need any alumni help please email me. Would love to help out!!!!

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