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Sign Up For Decatur's Citizens Public Safety Academy

The deadline to apply for a spot is Friday, Aug. 31

The Decatur Police Department will hold a Citizens Public Safety Academy if enough people sign up. Deputy Chief Keith Lee provided this information:

The Citizens Public Safety Academy (CPSA) is an exciting way to learn about police work and how the community can respond to emergencies. Through a well-prepared curriculum, taught once a week for 8 weeks, students will learn about all aspects of police operations.

Academy participants will meet many of the men and women who serve in the Decatur Police and Fire Departments as they explain the functions of patrol officers, investigators, administrators, and firefighters. Academy participants will also learn how officers are trained and how one can protect against crime and fire hazards. Interesting demonstrations will illustrate the many skills and abilities police officers and fire fighters must have to effectively protect Decatur.

 An important and exciting phase of the Academy is the opportunity to leave the classroom and view police work first hand by riding with patrol officers.

 Applicants must submit to a limited background investigation by the Decatur Police Department that will include a check of criminal history and driving record. Individuals who do not meet the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council standards will not be accepted into the CPSA program.

Students must be a minimum of 21 years of age by the first day of class. Class space is limited, but a waiting list will be held for future classes should the demand exceed available space.

 The Citizens Public Safety Academy is an excellent class to take if you want to become informed about police procedures, crime prevention and fire safety. It also gives Decatur residents and those affiliated with Decatur an opportunity to develop working relationships with our Public Safety staff. If you are interested in completing an application for the September class please contact Deputy Chief Lee at (678) 553-6620 or email him at keith.lee@decaturga.com.

THE TENTATIVE DATES OF THE 2012 CPSA ARE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2012.  CLASS TIMES ARE 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY AUGUST 31, 2012

To apply fill out the attached application and liability waiver and return to the police department.

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