Woodstock’s Citizens’ Public Safety Academy is taking applications for their fall academy courses, set to begin the first week of August and run through October. The citizen’s public safety academy is a program designed by the Woodstock Police and Fire Department to encourage citizens to become more involved in their community. The purpose is to provide a forum to gain a greater understanding of how the police and fire departments work hard to better our great city of Woodstock.
These classes occur at least twice a year and meet once a week for ten weeks from 6:30-8:30p.m. at the Chambers at City Center (8534 Main Street). During these classes, instructors will cover a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and its role in the community to discussions and demonstrations. The outline for the fall courses is as follows:
– Week 1: Welcome Night with Chief Moss and Chief Soumas
– Week 2: Introduction to Police and Fire Operations
– Week 3: Police Traffic Unit Presentation
– Week 4: Police K9 Unit Presentation
– Week 5: Fire Education
– Week 6: Fire Response to Accident Presentation
– Week 7: Police Use of Force Presentation
– Week 8: Police Criminal Investigations Presentation
– Week 9: Police SWAT Presentation
– Week 10: Cherokee County Adult Detention Center & E-911 Tours
– Week 11: Graduation
During the program, participants 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 courses, each participant and their family and friends will be invited to attend the citizens’ academy graduation ceremony held on the last week at the City of Woodstock Police Department.
Enrollment for the academy is due by Tuesday, August 5 and limited spots are available. Applications forms are available online (or download the PDF application here). To complete the application process, all applications need to be turned in, in person, to the Woodstock Police Department, care of Officer. R. Bleisath. Before the start of the courses, the Academy Coordinator will contact participants to confirm their enrollment.
For more information on the citizen’s academy, please contact Officer R. Bleisath at 770-592-6000 ext. 1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo via Woodstock Police Department.