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A Glimpse Behind the Badge

Suwanee’s Citizens Police Academy provides area residents with a hands-on glimpse behind the badge and a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities of Suwanee police officers. The 10-week program will next be offered on Monday evenings, June 6 – August 15, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.  Classes will be at the Suwanee Police Substation/Training Center at 2966 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

Applications are available at Notarized applications are due Thursday, June 2 at 5 p.m.

The academy offers classroom training and hands-on experiences in crime scene processing, traffic stops, building searches, crime prevention, and narcotics identification and provides an understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of officers. The program is designed to open and maintain communication between citizens and the police department.

Classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited and priority is given to those who live and work within the City of Suwanee. A criminal and driver history background is required for all applicants. For additional information, contact Ofc. Richard Pope at or 770-904-7641.