Citizens' Police Academy Begins March 6

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Chattanooga Police Department’s Office of Community Outreach is once again holding its Citizens’ Police Academy beginning March 6.  This is an eight week course that gives citizens a glimpse into how our Police Department does its job.  Instructors from the Police Department teach each class one night a week, covering a variety of topics including narcotics, homicide investigation, patrol, and the SWAT team.  In addition to learning about your Police Department, it’s a great chance to meet people from all the communities that make up Chattanooga. 

If you would like 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 20 seats available for the next class. All applications must be returned to the office of community outreach no later than March 3.


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