The City of Social Circle is looking for a few good men or women to participate in it’s first ever Social Circle Citizen Police Academy. The last day for citizens to apply is Aug. 11, 2017.
“This is the first one. We are going to have to limit it to 12,” Social Circle Police Chief Tyrone Oliver said. “There also will be firearms training and ride alongs.”
The goal of the Citizen’s Police Academy is to give residents the opportunity to see how the police department functions. Classes will include lectures, demonstrations and interactive activities.
“We will have shoot – don’t shoot scenarios included as well,” Oliver said.
Shoot, don’t shoot scenarios allows participants to be placed in “virtual” situations that police officers often face in the course of their duties with an opportunity to see how they would react given the same circumstances. Other sessions will cover the structure of the police department, patrol functions, criminal investigations, firearms training, use of force and use of force considerations, which includes the “shoot – don’t shoot” scenarios.
Oliver said the six-week course begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5 and ends on Oct. 14. There will be a graduation at the end. Classes take place from 6 – 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday night for the duration of the course. There is no charge for participation in the Social Circle Citizens Police Academy.
To participate, you have to be 21 years of age and be able to provide your own transport to and from the classes. You also will be required to have a background check, including any criminal history.
For more information please call Lt. Randy Downs at 770-464-2366 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click or tap on this link for more Citizen Police Academy Information. You also can fill in an Application online.