The 15th session of the Winder Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy will begin Sept. 2.
The twelve week program is designed to familiarize community members with the daily operations of the department and to teach participants how they can help prevent crime in partnership with the police department. Each class will provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions and take part in hands-on activities.
Classes are held once a week at the Winder Police Department with each session lasting approximately two hours.
Instructors for the academy are members of the department who have extensive training in the various course topics which include crime scene processing, defensive tactics, detection of impaired drivers, K-9 unit operations and SWAT activities.
Winder Police have also added a Junior Citizen Police Academy for area high school students. Participants will be exposed to age appropriate training material and scenarios. The junior academy will meet on Thursdays at Winder Barrow High School from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and is limited to 20 participants.
Applications are available at the Winder Police Department or online at www.cityofwinder. com. To download the application, go to the public safety tab, choose “Police Department” then select the “Citizens Police Academy” tab on the department’s home page. Participants must be at least eighteen years of age.
For more information, contact Joey Lovinggood, Citizen Police Academy coordinator, at (770) 867-2156 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.