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Suwanee to offer Citizens Police Academy

SUWANEE — For residents looking to learn more about the Suwanee Police Department, the agency is offering the next installment of the Citizen Police Academy beginning next month.

The behind-the-scences program is a hands-on eight-week course. It is scheduled to be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning Oct. 1 at the Police Training Center at 2966 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

Notarized applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 20. Applications are available at suwanee.com. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and Suwanee residents receive priority placement.

The program offers participants a better understanding of the day-to-day functions, risks and experiences of Suwanee police officers. Topics addressed include crime scene processing, traffic stops, building searches, crime prevention and narcotics identification.