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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 this month.

The behind-the-scenes program is a hands-on eight-week course. It is scheduled to be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning Feb. 18 at the Police Training Center at 2966 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

Notarized applications are due by Feb. 12. Applications are available at suwanee.com. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and those who live or work in Suwanee 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.

The Suwanee Police Department hosts the academy at least once each year in order to build a productive partnership between officers and residents. This class will be the 25th offered since the program began in 2002.