Gwinnett PD’s citizen’s academy still accepting applications

LAWRENCEVILLE — The next installment of the Gwinnett County Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy is set to begin next month — and it’s still accepting applications.

The next session of the academy is scheduled to begin on Sept. 16. During weekly meetings, attendees receive training on topics include animal welfare and enforcement, crime scene investigations, criminal investigations, firearms, gangs, the K9 unit, SWAT, the hazardous devices unit, traffic enforcement and vehicle pullovers.

“It is GCPD’s hope that graduates of the Citizen’s Police Academy take their knowledge back to their homes and communities and share what they have learned,” a news release said. “Many graduates take this idea a step further and continue to support the police department by volunteering.”

Officials said many graduates also join the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, which assists the department in a number of ways, including assistance on searches for missing or endangered persons.

Anyone interested in participating in the academy should email CitizenPoliceAcademy@gwinnettcounty.com for more information.