Police gear classes toward realtors, teenage drivers

LAWRENCEVILLE — In coming weeks, Gwinnett police will offer a bevy of free community classes with advice on everything from teen driving to realtor safety.

The series of classes begins Tuesday and spans the month of May. Classes are free but preregistration is mandatory, officials said.

On May 11, the Realtor Safety Presentation, a first for Gwinnett police, will be held at the West Precinct (6160 Crescent Drive, Norcross). The one-hour class begins at 6:30 p.m. and will offer specific safety information tailored to new real estate agents and seasoned professionals, officials said.

Attendees are not required to live in Gwinnett, police said.

Other classes on tap are the P.R.I.D.E. teen safe driving class, the Senior CarFit events and classes on cyber safety and senior citizen safety, among other topics.

The P.R.I.D.E. classes (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) is designed to help parents prepare teens age 14-16 for driving. Among other topics, the course covers what new drivers need to learn during 40 hours of supervised practice required by Georgia law, police said.

Four P.R.I.D.E. courses are scheduled across Gwinnett County through April and May.

To register for the Realtor safety class, contact Gwinnett police Officer Jeffery Richter at 770-417-2376, ext. 5720 or via e-mail at jeffery.richter@gwinnettcounty.com.

Upcoming dates for the P.R.I.D.E. program are listed below. Police ask attendees to register by calling the listed precinct numbers. Visit www.gwinnettcounty.com for precinct locations. All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and last two hours:

• Tuesday, East Precinct (Dacula). Call 770-338-7430, ext. 5696 to register.

• April 25, West Precinct (Norcross), 770-417-2376, ext. 5720

• May 18, North Precinct (Buford), 770-932-4830, ext. 5631

• May 25, West Precinct (Norcross), 770-417-2376, ext. 5720

More information on upcoming classes can be found at www.gwinnettpolice.com/copswatch.