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APD invites citizen involvement

August 1, 2007
from APD

In keeping with the spirit of Community Oriented Policing, the men and women of the Albany Police Department want to invite you to attend the 18th Session of the Citizens' Police Academy.

The Albany Police Department's mission is to ensure the safety of our community by enforcing all laws and creating partnerships with citizens to improve the quality of life. We believe that you will find this experience very informative, insightful, and worthy of your time.

The first class will begin on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in the Law Enforcement Center Community Room (201 W. Oglethorpe Blvd).  All citizens interested in attending the classes must be at least 18-years-old and complete a short application so that we may keep an accurate account of those in attendance.

We are only able to accommodate seventy-five (75) participants at a time. Admittance to class will be on a first come first served basis. The duration of the academy is twelve weeks with a culmination ceremony.

The sessions will be held every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Topics of discussion are:

  • Police Administration and Operations
  • Use of Deadly Force and Firearms
  • Forensics
  • Fingerprinting
  • Evidence Collections
  • Communications
  • Police Patrol Techniques
  • Vehicle Pullover
  • Gang Awareness
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Neighborhood Watch Programs
  • Crime Prevention
  • Police Ride-a-Long
  • Drug Awareness/Recognition
  • Overview of the Criminal Justice System

Applications can be picked up from the Law Enforcement Center, any of the police community centers, or you may go online to the City of Albany's website at www.albany.ga.us and click on City Departments, Albany Police Department, Citizens Academy, and finally select the Application link. 

Please fill out completely and return to:

Albany Police Department,
ATTN: Lt. Kenn Singleton
201 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.
Albany, Georgia 31702

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 229-483-6264 or 229-407-2464.