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Citizens Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the 22nd session of the Citizens Police Academy.

The first meeting of the 12-week class will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Snellville Police Department, 2315 Wisteria Drive.

The Snellville Citizens Police Academy was founded in the 2003 and there are spring and fall sessions. It is designed to educate the public about the operation of the police department and how the involvement of the community can help to deter crime.

Law enforcement topics are discussed and members engage in practical exercises with Snellville police officers. Topics include domestic violence, drug awareness, traffic stops, firearms training and crime scene processing. Participants will take a tour of the Gwinnett County Jail and will have a graduation dinner provided at the last session of the Academy.

This program is open to all Snellville and Gwinnett residents, 18 years and older. There is no charge for attending and you do not have to live in the city limits to participate. Applications can be picked up at the police department. A background investigation will be conducted on all applicants prior to acceptance in the Academy.

For more information, contact Lt. Robert Pendleton at 770-985-3555 or