Chattanooga Police Department Has Citizens' Police Academy

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Chattanooga Police Department’s Office of Community Outreach is once again holding its Citizens’ Police Academy beginning Sept. 5.  This is an eight week course that gives citizens a glimpse into how the police department does its job.    

Instructors from the Police Department teach a class one night a week, covering a variety of topics including narcotics, homicide investigation, patrol and the SWAT team. 

To sign up for the Chattanooga Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy, contact Officer Wayne Jefferson at 643-5090 or jefferson_wa@chattanooga.

gov.  There are 25 seats available for the class.  All applications must be returned to the Office of Community Outreach no later than Aug. 20. 


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