Atlanta Police Department 2023 LGBTQ Citizens Police Academy

The Atlanta Citizens Police Academy includes twelve-plus hours of skilled and professional instruction delivered in three-hour sessions. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Unless otherwise specified, the Citizens Police Academy will be held at: Atlanta Police Headquarters, 226 Peachtree St. SW Atlanta, Georgia 30303 404-546-2541 phone, 404-653-7992 fax

Classes topics may include:

  • Department Overview
  • Crime Lab
  • 911
  • Traffic Stops
  • Special Victims Unit
  • Use of Force
  • SWAT
  • Homicide investigations
  • And More!


The Atlanta Police Department strives to reflect a diverse group of participants. Applicants will be evaluated and notified when they are selected to participate. Potential candidates for the Citizens Police Academy should meet, but are not limited to the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the Metropolitan Atlanta area
  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application
  • After completion of the application, consent forms, and waiver forms a standard background check will be completed.


Download the 2023 CPA Application
Hand deliver, email or mail the completed application to:

Atlanta Police Department
Community Services Division
Attn.: Elizabeth Espy
226 Peachtree St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303


Contact the Atlanta Police Community Engagement Director:
Elizabeth Espy
(404) 546-2541

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