APD to host Citizen Police Academy

The Albany Police Department is hosting the Citizen Police Academy./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

The Albany Police Department is giving the community a chance to learn what goes on behind the scenes.

APD is hosting their Citizen Police Academy from September 12 to December 12.

The free twelve-week course will focus on topics including gang awareness, domestic violence, crime scenes and more.

Everyone taking the course is required to ride along with a cop for two to four hours.

According to officers, learning more about what the police department does is beneficial.

“They just get a broader knowledge of everything we do,” Dillard Glover, Albany Police Department Corporal, said. “Sometimes, the more educated you are about things, the better understanding you have, and that’s important for us.”

After people finish the course, they’ll be involved with events and special projects the department has.

The classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Applications are due Friday, Sept. 8.

Anyone interested should contact APD Community Relations, 229.431.2100.

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