The City of Woodstock Citizens’ Public Safety Academy is now accepting applications for its February 27 – May 1 session. The Academy is held at least twice a year and meets once a week for ten weeks from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Chambers at City Center, at 8534 Main Street.
The Citizens’ Public Safety Academy is an important component of the Woodstock Police and Fire Department’s community oriented philosophy. Its purpose is to provide a forum whereby citizens can develop a basic understanding of how the police and fire departments are continually striving to better our city.
During the ten weeks of the citizens’ academy, various personnel will cover a variety of law enforcement and fire safety subjects. Through this experience, participants will gain valuable knowledge of the how the Woodstock Police and Fire Departments operate within the community.
Each Citizens’ Academy session covers a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and its role in the community to discussions and demonstrations. The curriculum includes:
Introduction to Police and Fire Operations
Police Traffic Unit Presentation
Police K9 Unit Presentation
Fire Response to Accident Presentation
Police Use of Force Presentation
Police Criminal Investigations Presentation
Police SWAT Presentation
Cherokee County Adult Detention Center and E-911 Tours
Participants will receive a comprehensive behind the scenes tour of the Woodstock Police Department, including the detention center and a visit to the courtroom. Upon successful completion of the citizens’ police academy, each participant and his or her family and friends will be invited to attend the citizens’ academy graduation ceremony held at the City of Woodstock Police Department.
Academy enrollment is limited. Citizens’ academy application forms are available to download on the city of Woodstock website at www.woodstockga.gov or at the Woodstock Police Department. Completed applications must be turned in at the Woodstock Police Department in person no later than February 25.
Potential candidates must:
Be at least 19 years old
Live, work or have an expressed interest in the City of Woodstock
Have no felony convictions
Have no criminal misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
For more information contact Officer Ryan Bleisath at 770-592-6000 ext. 1172 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org