Chattanooga Police Department Accepting Applications For Citizens' Police Academy

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Chattanooga Police Department Office of Community Outreach is currently taking applications for its annual Citizens’ Police Academy. A new start date and revised application deadlines have been announced to accommodate a variety of schedules and to include more citizens. The Citizen’s Academy will begin on September 4 and include 35 students.

Applications are due no later than August 25, to the Office of Community Outreach.  

During the eight week program, citizens will learn about the inner workings of the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD). Instructors from the CPD will cover a variety of topics including:  narcotics, homicide investigation, patrol, and the SWAT team.  

“It’s important that our community understands how we operate as a department,” said Police Chief Fred Fletcher. “Through increased knowledge and interaction, the police department and Chattanoogans can work together to make our streets safer.” 

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


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