Atlanta Police Department's Citizens Police Academy Registration Open

From the Atlanta Police Department:
We are now accepting applications for Class #40  of the Atlanta Police Department's Citizen Police Academy. The dates for the Academy are Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm -9:00pm starting May 3, 2022- June 21, 2022.  The deadline to receive applications is Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Our mission is the education of Atlanta citizens in the operations and practices of their Atlanta Police Department. The program encourages participants to provide invaluable feedback necessary to foster enhanced police and community relations.

The Atlanta Citizens Police Academy includes twenty-plus hours of skilled and professional instruction delivered in three-hour sessions. We require a one-night per week commitment over a nine-week period. 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.


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

 If you're interested in attending, you can download a copy of the application at If you have difficulty, feel free to contact us at the NPU and we'll help with the application!

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