The Dalton Police Department’s 21st Citizens’ Police Academy starts on Feb. 26, and applications are now being accepted.
The Citizens’ Academy will meet on Tuesdays, from 6-9 p.m. for 10 weeks at the Dalton Police Services Center.
The academy provides each participant a chance to ride along with a patrol officer on his or her shift, and gives participants the chance to see and use some of the equipment used by officers on a daily basis, including firearms.
Applicants must be at least 21, and a U.S. citizen. Background checks will be performed on all applicants. Please note that completion of the course does not certify a participant as a police officer.
To apply, pick up an application form at the Police Services Center at 301 Jones Street. One can also apply online at www.daltonpdblog.org, or call Sergeant Barry Batchelor at 706 278-9085, ext. 113 to have an application mailed.